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Obama Stem Cell Research

A Boy Who Asked Obama About Stem Cell Research In 2007 Writes To Say It Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

A young cancer survivor sent President Barack Obama a moving letter thanking him for keeping a promise made during a 2007 campaign stop -- a promise t...

For Science, a Consequential Election

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Underlying the Romney-Ryan agenda is a fundamental mistrust of the power of modern biology, of which stem cell research is but a symbol.

Obama Proved Right -- Again! -- on Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

I want to know where the candidates stand on issues of such vital importance as research to cure disease and disability -- and I am not reassured by the "just trust us" attitude of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

Humanizing Stem Cell Politics

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Saleem H. Ali

Global efforts to fight diseases and reduce human suffering should not be put on the alter of "slippery slope" politics or absolutist ethics.

The Halting of Stem Cell Research Is the Culmination of a Decade-Long Legal Effort

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Y. Adashi

The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.

A Stem Cell Policy Worthy of the Public Trust

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Our collective experience of the stem cell controversy has been instructive in yielding an approval process that will allow the science to move forward in way that deserves the nation's trust.

Only the Freshest Stem Cells Will Do

Beth Kohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Kohl

Frozen embryos, like waffles or fish or my old Dell, are only good for so long. You can't just keep them in the freezer forever with the assumption that, once you need them, you can scrape them off and use them.

Should We Really Fear Reproductive Human Cloning?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

The president has not explained precisely why he opposes reproductive cloning. Is his opposition solely based upon the health risks of cloning techniques, or on moral grounds?

Notre Dame Keeping Obama As Graduation Speaker Despite Catholic Petition

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A spokesman for the University of Notre Dame says it won't rescind an invitation to President Obama to speak at its spring commenc...

Five Reasons Americans Can Be Happy

Lynda Resnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynda Resnick

Nowadays, everything is reduced to sound bites of doom and gloom. I've decided to exercise my Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Here's what is making me smile these days.

Calling Out Stem Cell Lies

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Knocking down the arbitrary wall constructed by Bush will most likely subject far more labs who are obliged to reap the benefits of federal stem cell funding to a federal ethics oversight regime.

Science You Can Believe In

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

By investing and believing in innovation we will overcome our current economic woes and ensure our prosperity for decades to come.

Religious Right Claims Obama Betrayed Them

AmericaBlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Um, he wasn't your candidate, and he doesn't represent your views. So tell me again how he has gone back on his word....

Stem Cell Wars: Why Religion and Politics Should Not Be Separated

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Derkacz

The following is an excerpt from Lou Ruprecht's post on The Devil's Advocate, the official blog of Religion Dispatches. The President's announcement...

A Pro-Life Position Most Religious People Embrace

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi David Saperstein

In giving government support to promising research utilizing stem cells, President Obama has shown not just political courage, but a moral vision that resonates with deep religious reverence for life.

Stem Cell Research Again: A Momentous Development

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The stem cell ban imposed by Bush was based on an untenable moral framework compounded by biological illiteracy and religious zeal. It might be appropriate to the Taliban but not for us.

Patients Before Politics: Putting Science First

Susan L. Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan L. Solomon

While the Obama administration brings a refreshingly friendly attitude toward science, researchers will still lack easy access to the full range of possibilities that stem cells present.

Watch Obama's Fine Print on Stem Cells

Jeremy Manier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeremy Manier

Now the hard part begins: implementing a stem-cell policy that's meaningful, has full ethical protections and unlocks the scientific talent that's been held back the last eight years.

The Stem Cell Slippery Slope Fallacy

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

The slippery slope argument says that if we permit a scientist to culture stem cells, then when that scientist wants to make cowumans and humabbits, society will be incapable of saying no.

Eric Cantor: Stem Cell Research Just A Distraction From The Economy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's impending reversal of the restrictions on embryonic stem cell research is meant to distract from the economy, House Minority Whip Er...

Scientists Eager For Stem Cell Policy Change Under Obama

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although President-elect Obama's pledge to change federal policy on stem cell research is not likely to lead to new cures by the end of his first year...