My interpretation of the modified bill that passed the State Senate Thursday is that it would impact future stem cell research in Georgia less than the original.
From the AP:
The bill’s sponsor said it permits research on existing embryonic stem cell lines, which had been allowed under the Bush administration. It also allows new embryonic stem lines to be brought into the state. The bill does not say whether unused embryos created for fertility treatments could be donated to stem cell research.
That last point will need to be resolved.