08 Mar Obama expected to lift stem cell limits
State scientists look forward to more U.S. research funds
Little more than 10 years after University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher James Thomson first isolated and cultured human embryonic stem cells, President Barack Obama is poised Monday to reverse Bush-era restrictions on federal funding in a field that holds huge potential but generates intense controversy.
The long-expected move should bolster the pace of stem cell research in the United States, where researchers have felt themselves at a disadvantage next to scientists elsewhere.
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