Overview of LB 606
Continues to allow research on embryonic stem cell lines but bans the use of state funds or state facilities to create cell lines from embryos.
Would allow UNMC to do research on human embryonic stem cell lines so long as UNMC uses human embryonic stem cell lines developed elsewhere, or uses techniques that do not destroy an embryo.
Bans state funding and use of state facilities to create a human embryo through SCNT.
Would allow UNMC to do research on somatic cell nuclear transfer lines so long as UNMC uses somatic cell nuclear transfer lines developed elsewhere.
Makes available state matching funds for non-embryonic stem cell research.
Peer reviewed with representatives from both Nebraska medical schools and scientists outside of Nebraska, nominated from the 2 medical schools.
Will match, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 of tobacco settlement funds per year.
No single institution is eligible to receive more than 70% of the distributed fund.