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Web Date: March 9, 2009

Obama Acts on Stem Cells, Scientific Integrity

Executive order lifts funding limits to stem cell research, while memo moves to keep politics out of science
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Stem Cells

President Barack Obama signed an executive order and memo on March 9 to lift an eight-year limit on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research and restore scientific integrity to federal decisions.

The executive order lifts a 2001 order by then-President George W. Bush, which limited federal funding to research involving only the human embryonic stem cell lines in existence at that time. Some 20 viable lines fall into this category, but they are . . .

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