Renewed Battle Over Using Fetal Tissue in Medical Research

Republicans said alternatives to fetal tissue are available and should be used instead. Democrats said that view is at odds with science.

  • Published 13 December 2018

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune system to battle cancer, and the hunt for a vaccine against the Zika virus, a cause of birth defects. Republicans… Read at AP News