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2009-04-17 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkinsresponded to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued draft guidance for implementing President Obama's executive order to fund embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). President Obama's decision and these guidelines will remove key limits on federal funding of ESCR. Following is Perkins' statement: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) "The research that President...

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2009-03-26 16:22:50

Scientists have reported discovering a new technique of developing human skin cells to carry properties of powerful embryonic stem cells. Dr James A. Thomson, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led a team of researchers to use a process known as pluripotency to endow various cells with the capacity to develop into any of the roughly 220 types of cells. Scientists have previously reported some success with pluripotency techniques, but Thomson's research marks the first time scientists...

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2009-03-17 16:40:00

Just days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, Oklahoma state legislators in the House passed a bill introduced by Republican Mike Reynolds that would outlaw a majority of such research in the state. "I absolutely believe that if the federal government messes things up, states have a right to straighten it out," Reynolds said in an interview with Reuters. "I believe the federal government has infringed on...

2009-03-09 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research "a sad victory of politics over science and ethics." Under the order, for the first time in U.S. history, federal tax dollars will be used to encourage researchers to destroy live human embryos for stem cell research. Cardinal Rigali also cited a January 16...

2009-03-09 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after President Obama signed an executive order lifting the Bush Administration's restrictions on federally financed human embryonic stem cell research: "By lifting the executive ban on federal funding for stem cell research, President Obama has given hope, and potentially health, to millions. Every family in America is just one diagnosis, one phone call, or one accident away from needing...

2009-03-09 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkinsresponded to President Barack Obama's decision to abolish limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and urged Congress to renew the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "Sadly, President Barack Obama has decided to open the door wider to embryonic stem cell research. In his statement today, the President claimed he did not want...

2009-03-09 11:54:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Monday called Barack Obama's decision to waste federal tax dollars on failed embryonic stem cell research "evidence that ideology is the goal here, not saving lives. We are witnessing the beginnings of a tragedy, as lives will be lost and not saved as a result of this change." The president of American Values made the following statement: "It's tragic that Barack Obama is willing to take tax money...

2009-03-09 09:55:00

LANSING, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long today released the following statement regarding an executive order to be issued by President Obama that permits federal taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research: "President Obama's executive order regrettably places ideology and political posturing ahead of proven scientific therapeutic advancements. There are endless studies and stories of patients who have...

2009-03-09 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama signed an executive order today authorizing more federal taxpayer spending for human embryonic stem cell research, overturning limits on federal funding for such research in place since 2001. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life responded, "Embryonic stem cell research is the research of the past. Millions of dollars have been spent on embryonic stem cell research and it has failed. To pour...

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2009-03-10 01:00:00

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday that lifts the previous ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The move, which Obama called a "new front" for science free from political ideology, reverses the former Bush administration policy that restricted such funding.   Supporters of stem cell research said the funding restrictions hampered efforts to find treatments for serious diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.  It is...


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