Trump administration launches review of scientific research involving fetal tissue

Anti-abortion protestors gather in support of individuals who filmed videos targeting Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue companies. Source: Eric Kayne/Getty Images

The Trump administration has launched a comprehensive review of all research that involves fetal tissue, reopening an issue that has galvanized anti-abortion activists but worried scientists who fear their work could be under threat.

Fetal tissue has been used for a wide range of research in the U.S. since the 1930s, including the development of several vaccines and studies of genetic diseases.

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