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Embryonic Stem Cell

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Many Missouri lawmakers are expressing disappointment over Tuesday's ruling that struck down the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, more commonly known as "MOSIRA."

The measure would have used revenues generated by a group of science and high-tech companies to create a pool to lure more such companies to Missouri and to keep the ones already here from leaving.  State Senator Luann Ridgeway (R, Smithville) is not happy with the ruling.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 31, 2012 - When a reporter tells Michael Howard that he wants to write an article that clears away the politics of the stem cell debate and just talks about the science, the UMSL assistant teaching professor of biology is quick with a response.

"Good luck with that," he said, a good-natured tone in his voice.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 23, 2011 - Missouri Roundtable for Life, an anti-abortion group, is seeking to launch a 2012 ballot effort to revisit the 2006 fight over Amendment 2, which protects all types of embryonic stem cell research allowed under federal law.