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Front Page: FDA Makes Way For Human Stem Cell Therapy

  • The FDA has authorized the world's first tests of human embryonic stem cell therapy, marking a political shift. A California biotechnology company will begin a clinical trial using stem cells to regrow nerve tissue in patients with spinal cord injury.— Reuters
  • Two-term Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand will be the next senator from New York, as multiple sources say Gov. David Paterson has chosen her to replace Hillary Clinton. — CNN
  • The classical music played by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriella Montero, and clarinetist Anthony McGill at the inauguration was prerecorded, not live. — AP
  • Israel's government has assemble a team responsible for defending Israel against any charges of war crimes stemming from the Gaza offensive. A UN human rights expert called for an independent investigation Thursday. — Voice of America

  • Pro-life advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court yesterday during the March for Life, an event which has taken place every year since 1974, the year following Roe v. Wade. — LA Times


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