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|A pro-life leader has won a victory in her efforts to convince soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo to stop the use of aborted fetal cells in its research for enhancing the flavors of its products. Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life (COGFL), announced that in late April she had received a letter from Paul Boykas, PepsiCo's vice president for Global Public Policy, confirming that the company will not allow the use of HEK-293 -- a cell line derived from human embryonic kidney -- in its partnership with Senomyx, the company with which it had inked a four-year, $30 million contract for flavor research.|
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