Obama lifts stem cell restrictions

By Jeremy Manier

Nice line – “There’s no finish line in the race of science.” He’s right to make clear that cures won’t come quickly. In fact he implied that many treatments will not come even in the lifetime of the next generation.

The scientist at Obama’s right-hand side as he signs the executive order is Janet Rowley, M.D., a pioneering cancer researcher here and former member of Bush’s Council on Bioethics.

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