The head of the Stowers Institute in Kansas City says he will immediately start recruiting new stem-cell scientists for the institute now that the stem cell initiative has passed, albeit narrowly. Dr. William Neaves says approval of the initiative is a signal to proceed. The head of Kansa City’s Area Life Sciences Institute, Irvine Hockaday, Jr., says he hopes stem-cell research opponents will not try to undermine the results of the vote. Some opponents already have indicated they will.
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