Stem-cell fight isn't over, senators say

By Warren King

Carey Christensen, her hands trembling from Parkinson’s disease, did not hide her contempt for President Bush’s veto last week of stem-cell research she believes has the potential to turn her life around.

Alex Goldberg, who suffers from severe heart and lung disease, said he worries he could go blind, or bleed to death in an accident, because of the side effects of his medications. Stem-cell therapy, said the 22-year-old filmmaker, could “immeasurably” improve the quality of his life.

Christensen and Goldberg joined researchers and U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell at the University of Washington on Monday as they all called for continuing efforts for stem-cell legislation.

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