Stem cell research remains contentious issue between state and U-M
University of Michigan's study of stem cells continues to cause tension between the Ann Arbor school and the Republican-controlled state Legislature, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.
The Free Press reports that Legislature asked all state universities to disclose the number of embryonic stem cells used in its research. As U-M is the only university to conduct embryonic stem cell research, the school filed a lengthy report on its research in December.
GOP lawmakers say that report does not include the number of embryonic stem cells and accused U-M of "thumbing ... their nose" at the subcommittee.
In response, Coleman told the committee that the report conveyed the depth of U-M's research in a way that raw data couldn't.
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