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"Imagine it like the software in a computer that is five years
old … these [stem] cell lines are inherently inferior. We’re forced
to focus our efforts on lines that are inherently less innovative."

DR. ANTHONY BLAU, professor of hematology at the UW, commenting on President Bush’s veto of a bill that would’ve allowed federal funding for research on embryonic stem-cell lines created after Aug. 9, 2001.