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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Executive Order on Stem Cells Soon

The Huffingtonpost reports on David Axelrod's recent announcement concerning an executive order on stem cell research.  The article provides,

Expect an executive order soon from President Barack Obama on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.  That's the word from White House adviser David Axelrod.

Under President George W. Bush, federal money for research on human embryonic stems cells was limited to those stem cell lines that were created before Aug. 9, 2001. No federal dollars could be used on research with cell lines from embryos destroyed from that point forward. . . .  Axelrod tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama right now is considering an executive order lifting the federal ban on funding.

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