Medical Board Gives Early OK to Adult Stem Cell Rules

After months of deliberation — and input from Gov. Rick Perry, among others — the Texas Medical Board on Friday gave preliminary approval to a set of rules on adult stem cells in Texas that are less stringent than those originally proposed. 

With no opposition, the vote on a topic that has received much scrutiny and skepticism since last spring took only about five minutes. 

“It’s been a delicate balance between our absolute goal to protect the public and at the same time [our] desire not to stifle what we feel will be a huge boon to medicine,” said Dr. George ...

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