Obama Will Lift Stem Cell Ban Soon: Adviser

Reverse of Bush edict would make good on campaign promise
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2009 12:44 PM CST
Embryologist Ric Ross pulls out vials of human embryos from a liquid Nitrogen storage container at the La Jolla IVF Clinic. The clinic accepts donated embryos from around the country.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – President Obama is currently considering overturning the limits on federal funding for stem cell research, senior adviser David Axelrod said today. The move would make good on a campaign promise, and be in keeping with Obama's inaugural message of bringing American science back to prominence. Scientists say unfettered research could lead to cures for Parkinson's, diabetes, and heart disease, Reuters reports.