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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lifting of stem cell ban underscores lost research

Paralyzed in a swimming accident, 27-year-old Jonah Shea feels relieved that President Obama has lifted restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.

But he says it will be a long time before the research is actually able to benefit spinal cord injury patients such as himself, and he attributes some of the lag time to Bush-era policies on embryonic stem cells.

"Am I jumping out of my chair happy? No," said Shea, who lost control of all muscles below his armpits except his biceps after diving into a sandbar off a Dennis beach in the summer of 2007. "Who wants to wait 10 years?"

Advocates of embryonic stem cell research say former President George W. Bush slowed scientific progress into a field that shows promise for helping patients with paralysis, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's disease and other ailments.

Under the Bush administration, federal funding was available for research on 21 lines of embryonic stem cells that had already been created before August 2001. Obama overturned the Bush limitations by executive order on March 9.

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