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By HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press Writer
Mon Feb 19, 3:15 PM ET

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday defended his opposition to most embryonic stem cell research despite its scientific promise to cure diseases like multiple sclerosis that afflicts his wife, Ann.

In an interview with The Associated Press, the former Massachusetts governor said he was confident that research on adult stem cells and the existing embryonic stem cell lines could eventually provide the medical answers.

"I believe that science is able to receive the stem cells necessary for research through means that don't represent a serious, moral problem," Romney said.

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