UM: Stem Cells

The Detroit News reports on the potential impact a new governor might have on stem cell research. In 2008, a constitutional amendment was approved by voters to allow stem cell research. Recently, however, the Senate has passed various limitations and regulations on the amendment. Sean Morrison, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Stem Cell Biology, expressed concern about such opposition from political leaders: “People voted to constitutionally protect this type of research. It would be an open question if we get a governor who is opposed to this, whether the governor and the Legislature could find a way to impede this research.” [Source]