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Fetal Tissue Studies See Promise of Biden Lifting Trump Era Ban

Nov. 12, 2020, 3:41 PM

A ban on fetal tissue research could be easily undone by the incoming Biden administration, but what happens to research grants in the meantime is unclear.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden promised to undo a wide range of President Donald Trump’s policies, primarily through executive orders. While the fetal tissue research policy didn’t come through an executive order, it is a Trump-era research policy ripe for change once the Biden administration installs a new health secretary. The policy was largely viewed as a win for abortion opponents, but groups like the International Society for Stem Cell Research called it a political...

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