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2009-03-06 20:47:31

President Barack Obama plans to reverse former President George W. Bush's policy limiting U.S. funding of embryonic stem-cell research, officials said. Citing White House officials, The New York Times reported Friday that Obama has invited stem-cell research advocates to a White House ceremony Monday, where he will announce the policy reversal. Obama supported such research as a presidential candidate. Some scientists believe embryonic stem cells have the potential to provide tissue to...

2009-03-06 16:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins responded to President Obama's move announced late Friday to overturn President Bush's policy that allowed funding of human embryonic stem cell research without encouraging the destruction of human embryos. In August 2001, President Bush for the first time allowed federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Since that decision, funding has increased to over $40 million per year on human...

2009-03-02 13:24:00

LANSING, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul Long made the following statement today regarding a study in the online journal Nature, and reported in today's Washington Post, that stem cell researchers have discovered an additional way to pursue stem cell research while avoiding the destruction of embryos: "Michigan Catholic Conference welcomes today's news of yet another scientific advancement that allows researchers...

2009-02-19 07:35:29

Some medical researchers say they're let down U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't reversed Bush administration limits on human embryonic stem cell study. Proponents expected Obama to lift Bush's 2001 restriction in his first week in office, when he issued executive orders to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, make government less secretive and fund international family planning groups that support abortion, they say. We were surprised and disappointed it wasn't in there, Coalition for...

2009-02-02 08:36:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a dozen internationally renowned speakers, including a key bioethics advisor on the Obama transition team, will be coming to New Haven, CT to present at StemCONN 09, the international stem cell research symposium taking place March 23-24, 2009. The roster includes scientists from UConn's Stem Cell Core Laboratory, which recently announced creation of two new human embryonic stem cell lines that will be made available to researchers. (View...

2009-01-29 10:41:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to support removing federal funding restrictions on human embryonic stem cells (hESC) research and is looking to Congress to introduce legislation to act on the issue. On Aug. 9, 2001, the Bush administration cut off federal research support for hESC except for those hESC lines derived before that date. Jonathan Slack, director of the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute (the...

2009-01-19 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops urged President-elect Barack Obama not to rescind current policies that protect conscience rights of health care workers, prevent foreign aid to organizations promoting abortion, and ban funding of stem cell research that encourages destruction of human embryos. They made the request in a January 16 letter from Cardinal Francis George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, shortly before President-elect...

2008-12-03 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life released the following statement in response to news that leaders in Congress plan to make funding embryo destructive stem cell research a priority. "Given the current state of the economy, to squander taxpayer resources on research that destroys human embryos, that shows no actual therapeutic results, and that in fact runs counter to the latest stem cell discoveries (induced...

2008-11-24 10:29:24

Stem cell scientists in California say they're having trouble finding enough human eggs to conduct their research. California's Proposition 71, designed to fund $3 billions in stem cell research, prohibits paying women to be egg donors, the San Diego Union-Tribune said Monday. The human eggs, however, are needed in order to conduct the research. The people of California passed Proposition 71 to fund billions of dollars worth of stem cell research including (therapeutic cloning) and then the...

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2008-11-24 08:20:00

Opponents of embryonic stem cell research will face a tough battle when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January.  The President-elect plans to lift restrictions on federal money used for embryonic stem cell research.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal, also plans to move forward with legislation creating a regulatory framework for the research. "We may lose it, but we're going to continually fight it and offer the ethical alternative," said Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa. "I...


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