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Obama Overturns Stem Cell Research Ban

Law360 (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that could eventually ramp up intellectual property litigation in the industry, President Obama has lifted a Bush administration-era ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and has issued fresh promises to develop a strategy for restoring “scientific integrity” to government decision-making regarding the highly controversial process.

In an executive order signed Monday, Obama said that research involving human embryonic stem cells and human nonembryonic stem cells had the potential to lead to better understanding and treatment of many disabling diseases and...
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