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
Obama Will Lift Stem Cell Ban Soon: Adviser
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)

(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.
(Read more stem cells stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.