How to Get Around Stem Cell Laws

+ More

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to get around state and federal restrictions on stem cell research: throw the government out of the lab. If they work in a new dorm room-size lab--paid for with no federal dollars--scientists can work with stem cell lines not approved in Bush's 2001 executive order, the Michigan Daily reports. Universities in other states already conduct research on unapproved lines using similar methods but staying within the law was harder in Michigan, where research is restricted by state as well as federal regulations.