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Congress to vote on stem cell bill

Congress is set to vote on two stem cell bills when they return on Tuesday, reports The New York Times.

The first bill is to expand and encourage federal funding for human stem cell research and the second is a
compromise measure worked out by Republicans Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Norm Coleman of Minnesota which will "encourage stem cell research on embryos that have naturally lost the ability to develop into fetuses, such as those that have died "naturally" during fertility treatments," said the Washington Post.

According to Reuters, the compromise bill would also include support for "the creation of a bank of stem cells taken from amniotic fluid and placentas -- two recently discovered potential sources."

Many people believe the research should be banned, not expanded because it destroys human life, said Cox News.