The Stem Cell Debate

On Aug. 9, 2001, President Bush banned federal funding for research on embryonic stem cells created after that date. Advocates of stem cell research are pushing Congress to remove many of the restrictions, but social conservatives are fighting to keep the president's policies in place.

cloned human embryos used to generate stem cells
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Judge declines to lift stem cell funding ban (Post, September 8, 2010)
Justice Dept. appeals to restart stem cell research (Post, September 1, 2010)
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Administration cannot fund embryonic testing
(Post, August 24, 2010)
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At NIH, forging ahead on stem cell research (Post, March 20, 2010)
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'Today's announcement is the first wave'
(Post, December 3, 2009)
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