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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Editorial: California stem cell policy keeps paying dividends

One of the most compelling arguments for California's bold experiment in funding stem cell research — Proposition 71 — was that it would remove the political whims of Washington as a barrier to scientific advances.

That was obvious in 2004, when state voters overwhelmingly approved the proposition while George W. Bush was president. But it's still proving to be true with Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Stem cell advocates rejoiced in March when Obama signed an executive order lifting Bush's restrictions, which had limited federal research to only two dozen stem cell lines. This cleared the way for federal funding for a wider range of research. In addition, the economic stimulus package included $10 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which could use some for stem cell research.

But the NIH guidelines released last week still include some limits on federal funding — probably an effort by Obama to deal with ethical concerns and move toward a more bipartisan consensus.

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