Volume 87 Issue 4 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 26, 2009

Report Recommends New Stem Cell Policy

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Stem Cells

President Barack Obama should take immediate action to lift the restriction limiting federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Center for American Progress. The current U.S. policy allows federal funds to be used to study some 21 cell lines derived before August 2001. The report recommends that the new President issue either an executive order or a presidential memorandum to open . . .

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