Obama moves to allow federal funding for ESCR

April 2009
Medical Ethics Advisor;Apr2009, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p40
The article deals with the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama in April 2009 to give embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) funding from the government. The executive order suggests that stem cell research can help treat some diseases and disabling conditions. It is noted that the administration of former president George W. Bush have limited the said type of research. Also noted is the aim to increase the support of the National Institute of Health (NIH) to human stem cell research for more important discoveries that could help more people.


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