U.S. House Reapproves Funding for Ethical Cord Blood Stem Cells

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hope for future therapies and cures from stem cell research got a big boost Thursday, when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew funding for non-controversial work in stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood over the next five years.  The House reauthorized the “Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act,” authored by New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith in 2005, with a unanimous voice vote. “The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010” now extends the program’s life through 2015. Since the Senate approved reauthorization […]