The Delaware Senate Small Business Committee on Wednesday released to the full Senate a bill... (SB 80) that would prohibit human cloning for reproductive purposes but allow cloning for research purposes, the Wilmington News Journal reports (Jackson, Wilmington News Journal, 6/9). The bill would allow human embryonic stem cell research to be conducted using embryos that otherwise would be discarded from fertility clinics, as long as the individuals seeking treatment at the clinics give their written consent (Chase, Associated Press, 6/8). The bill does not provide funding for human embryonic stem cell research. State Sen. Robert Venables (D), who sponsored the bill, used his power as committee chair to move the bill to the full Senate without a public committee vote by speaking individually to committee members and gaining enough support for the measure, the News Journal reports. A Senate reading of the bill is expected on Tuesday (Wilmington News Journal, 6/9).

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