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Obama likely to reverse federal funding ban on human embryonic stem cell research quickly

On Sunday, members of Obama’s transition team said President-elect Barack Obama would review executive orders issued during the Bush Administration, and likely reverse many of them quickly after inauguration. Human embryonic stem cells was high on the list of likelies. This isn’t a surprise, but the swiftness suggests that it is a priority, and also something that Obama must consider a relatively easy step.

Here’s what the New York Times had to say. The stem cell research bit is described more fully on page 2, but no surprises.


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