Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., stated that this new guidance should not ‘further weaken requirements protecting human embryos and requiring a strict code of ethical conduct from our scientists and researchers.’

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., both expressed their dismay at directive of leading scientific organization calling for removing prohibitions on research of human embryos more than 14 days old.

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