Obama lifts ban on embryonic stem cell research



March 9, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ending Bush-era limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research. Obama was signing an executive order Monday, with scientists at his side. He said “medical miracles do not happen simply by accident.” Former President George W. Bush had limited taxpayer money for embryonic stem cell research to a small number of stem cell lines that were created before Aug. 9, 2001. Some Republicans and many conservatives argued that the research on embryos destroys human lives. [Continue reading this story here.]

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