The scientific community is all atwitter this weekend as news spread that Obama is getting ready to lift the prohibition on the Federal government from funding stem cell research.
Expect conservative fundamentalists to roll out the old “snowflake baby” argument by this time next week.
U.S. President Barack Obama will soon issue an executive order lifting an eight-year ban embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor, President George W. Bush, a senior adviser said on Sunday.
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In 2001, Bush limited federal funding for stem cell research only to human embryonic stem cell lines that already existed. It was a gesture to his conservative Christian supporters who regard embryonic stem cell research as destroying potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos.