Senators and scientists to speak in Washington, D.C. on stem
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By Ari Burack, Bay City News Service
July 17, 2006
The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research will hold
a news conference today in the nation's capitol to discuss the
upcoming debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on the Stem Cell Research
CAMR supports the passage of this bill to fund embryonic stem
cell research, which it reports would override President Bush's
2001 executive order limiting federal funding of research on stem
Scheduled to participate are: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; Sen.
Arlen Specter, R-PA; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA; Sean Tipton, president
of CAMR; Frank Carlucci on behalf of the Parkinson's Action Network;
Cody Unser on behalf of the Christopher Reeve Foundation; and
Toni Bethea on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation;
as well as scientists Dr. Robert Goldstein and Dr. Andrew LaBarbera.
In 2004, California voters approved Proposition 71, which calls
for the allocation of $3 billion for stem cell research in the
The news conference takes place at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time (10:30
a.m. Pacific) in Room 138 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building
in Washington, D.C.
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