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For Congress and NIH, Headaches Ahead on Stem Cells

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Science  20 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5921, pp. 1552-1553
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5921.1552a

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With his long-awaited 9 March executive order lifting restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research, President Barack Obama has opened the door to some political fighting as nasty as any that has been seen so far on the subject of research with human embryonic stem cells.