Senate Committee Approves Adult Stem Cell Center

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed an effort to build a center devoted to adult stem cells at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would create the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center in Kansas City, Kan. Supporters say the center could make the medical center a regional hub for adult stem cell research, treatment and education.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports if it is eventually approved, the center would be banned from using embryonic stem cells or cells taken from aborted fetal tissue.

However, the bill sent to the full Senate didn't authorize funding for the proposed center. And a medical center official say the institution doesn't have the funds to support the proposed center.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com


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