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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1236

Australia relaxes ban on stem cell research: After impassioned debate, Australia's politicians have passed a bill lifting a four year ban on somatic cell nuclear transfer for generating stem cells. The prime minister, John Howard, and the leader of the main opposition party both argued against it, but lawmakers used a rare vote of conscience to side with scientists, voting 82 to 62 in favour.

Long term statin use reduces risk of heart attack:Patients …

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