Stem-cell struggles

The fierce battle over embryonic stem-cell research didn't end with the 2004 election

The fierce battle over embryonic stem-cell research didn't end with last year's presidential election. It turned into a state-by-state free-for-all. While antiabortion lawmakers in some states are trying to ban the research--which uses cells, above, from discarded embryos or donated, unfertilized eggs--others see a potential gold mine and are trying to attract biotech firms. It's another red-state/blue-state divide, with some twists. --By Mitch Frank

CALIFORNIA Voters approved a ballot measure last year to spend $3 billon on research. But some lawmakers are proposing restrictions on the kind of work the new Institute for Regenerative Medicine can do.

TEXAS The legislature is...

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