Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Decade of Debate from Bush to Obama

  title={Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Decade of Debate from Bush to Obama},
  author={Varnee Murugan},
  booktitle={The Yale journal of biology and medicine},
  • Varnee Murugan
  • Published 2009 in The Yale journal of biology and medicine
On August 9, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush introduced a ban on federal funding for research on newly created human embryonic stem (ES†) cell lines. The policy was intended as a compromise and specified that research on lines created prior to that date would still be eligible for funding. Seventy-one lines from 14 laboratories [1] across the globe met Bush’s eligibility criteria, and scientists who wished to investigate these lines could still receive grants through the National Institutes… CONTINUE READING
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