ATLANTA (AP) - State lawmakers have moved to restrict embryonic stem cell research in Georgia even as President Barack Obama prepares to lift limits on using federal dollars for such work.
A Senate panel was hearing testimony on the measure Monday after a subcommittee rapidly cleared the measure earlier in the day.
The bill defines an embryo as a person.
Critics say the bill would criminalize embryonic stem cell
research in the state, which has seen a surge in biotech business.
But supporters say it would protect human life in its earliest