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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Diane Rehm Show on Stem Cell Executive Order

The Diane Rehm show today reviews the changes that the President's new Executive Order will bring and some of the controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells that remains.

10:00Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

President Obama has overturned Bush administration restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. A look at the new policy and its implications.


Dr. Harold Varmus, co-chairman of the White House Council on Science and Technology, president, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, former director of the National Institutes of Health, and the author of "The Art and Politics of Science".

Dr. John Gearhart, Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, White House correspondent, "The New York Times"

Richard Doerflinger, associate director, secretariat for pro-life activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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