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Bush vetoes bill to expand stem cell research

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:216
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    President Bush has blocked legislation passed by the US Congress that would have removed some restrictions on stem cell research.

    President Bush holds a child born after embryo adoption


    It is the first time that the president has used his power of veto to scupper a bill. Several senior Republicans voted for more stem cell research, but neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate had enough votes to override the president's veto.

    President Bush said, “If this bill …

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