Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stem cell correction

I was wrong yesterday when I wrote that Obama's executive order removing Bush-era restrictions on stem cell research would only allow the use of embryos that were going to be destroyed in any case.

His executive order doesn't actually say that; he's left it up to the National Institute of Health to formulate guidelines, presumably for his review. As this Washington Post article reports, Obama says he will require strict safeguards on the use of cells from embryos.

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