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Jim Jordan

Uproar over fetal tissue affects 'under-the-radar' lab

SEATTLE _ As undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists roiled the nation this summer, sparking outrage directed at Planned Parenthood and re-igniting questions about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses, the Birth Defects Research Laboratory at the University of Washington quietly continued the work it has done for more than 50 years.tmpplchld Since 1964, the Seattle lab has been a federally funded hub for the collection and distribution of tissues for research, obtained from miscarriages, stillbirths and abortions _ including, recently, donations from a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state.tmpplchld Few people outside of the scientific community realize that the lab...