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2004 SESSION

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HJ 20 Stem cell research; joint subcom. to study medical, ethical, & scientific issues relating thereto.

Introduced by: Robert G. Marshall | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Study; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical, and scientific issues relating to stem cell research conducted in the Commonwealth. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study stem cell research in Virginia. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall examine the medical, ethical and scientific policy implications of prohibiting the creation of embryos in vitro for any purpose other than bringing them to birth, and the criminalizing of the transfer of compensation, in cash or in-kind, to induce any person to donate sperm or eggs for any purpose other than procreation. The joint subcommittee shall also examine the efficacy of research using adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem cells. The chairman must submit an executive summary of the joint subcommittee's findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2005 Regular Session of the General Assembly to the Division of Legislative Automated Systems. The executive summary shall state whether the joint subcommittee intends to submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report of its findings and recommendations for publication as a document. The executive summary and the report shall be posted on the General Assembly's website.


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