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Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Saturday, April 02 2016 Apr 2, 2016 April 02, 2016 4:36 PM April 02, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. These differences have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research.

Clinton has pointed to her advocacy for groundbreaking medical research and support for stem cell research. Sanders supports stem cell research but advocates within the scientific community point to his voting record in the early 2000s when he repeatedly supported a ban on all forms of human cloning, including those used for medical research.

Nobel Prize-winning researcher Harold Varmus says the votes are a "litmus test" that many in the scientific community feel that Sanders failed.

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