Presidential election will bring change in federal stem cell policy

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 15:00 in Health & Medicine

Embryonic stem cell research will likely have a more sympathetic ear in the White House after November’s presidential  election, but a panel of speakers said last night that an era of tight budgets may limit the practical changes researchers see.Warren Wollschlager, founding chair of the Interstate Alliance on Stem Cell Research and chief of the Office of Research and Development in the Connecticut Department of Public Health, cautioned that one danger facing stem cell research in a new presidential administration is that support from states and other sources will decline with the assumption that the federal government will begin funding research it has been reluctant to under President George W. more

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