U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday issued an executive order that allows federal money to fund expanded embryonic stem cell research, which scientists say is "a great advance for science in general and America in particular." Full story
2009-03-11 08:12:18 GMT SINA English
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's lifting of restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research puts him at odds with Pope Benedict and the American Roman Catholic Church.
2009-03-11 08:06:26 GMT SINA English
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Researchers seeking to unlock the mechanisms of human disease will get a big boost from President Barack Obama's decision to lift US barriers on embryonic stem cell research, scientists said.
2009-03-11 08:05:08 GMT SINA English
CALGARY - Stem cell research is expected to thrive now that U.S. President Barack Obama has overturned his predecessor's restrictions on research in that area, says the chief executive of a Canadian biotech firm working on drugs used to help after a stroke.
2009-03-11 07:39:45 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday issued an executive order that allows federal money to fund expanded embryonic stem cell research. The following are answers to some common questions about stem cells:
2009-03-11 05:52:34 GMT Xinhua English
A human embryonic stem cell line derived at Stanford University is seen in this handout photo released to Reuters by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March 9, 2009.
2009-03-16 09:37:03 GMT SINA.com
For all the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to prove that promise will take years, probably too long for many of today's seriously ill.
2009-03-11 08:11:16 GMT SINA English
The embryonic stem cell research debate is steeped with religious arguments, with some faith traditions convinced the research amounts to killing innocent life, others citing the moral imperative to alleviate suffering, and plenty of religious believers caught somewhere in between.
2009-03-11 08:10:01 GMT SINA English
With an executive order, President Obama lifted the limits on funding for human embryonic-stem-cell research yesterday, research supported by 51% of Americans in a September 2007 Pew Research survey. While a majority say it is more important to conduct stem-cell research that might result in new medical cures, 35% say protecting the potential life of embryos is more important.
2009-03-11 08:08:24 GMT SINA English
THE decision by the US President, Barack Obama, to end the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research in the US has drawn swift condemnation from the Vatican and has galvanised opposition from conservative Republicans.
2009-03-11 08:03:52 GMT SINA English
President Barack Obama's decision to lift the ban on funding human embryonic stem cell research has touched off a morality struggle between religious believers.
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