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Missouri's stem cell debate (Part 1)

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An ampoule containing a medium for stem cell storage. (Reuters photo/Peter Macdiarmid)

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – Until quite recently cloning was pure science fiction. But this fall Missourians will likely get a chance to vote on a measure that deals with the subject.

The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures is pushing for a constitutional amendment to protect stem cell research to the level allowed by federal law.

Their Stem Cell Initiative includes a provision banning human cloning. But opponents say it actually allows it.

In the first of a two-part series on the Missouri Stem Cell Initiative, KWMU's Maria Hickey explains the controversy over the petition's wording.

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