15 Jul New stem cell rules slowing current research
The Obama administration’s lifting of Bush-era restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research will result in a “massive step forward” in the long term, a Milwaukee-based researcher said today. But the rollout of the new guidelines has harmed research in the short term, he said.
President Barack Obama ordered the restrictions lifted in March, and the National Institutes of Health issued rules last week regarding funding for embryonic stem cell research. Those rules include consent guidelines that could make some of the 21 lines available for funding under Bush Administration rules ineligible for new federal funding.
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