Washington, Mar 10: President of United States, Barack Obama signed an order lifting 8 years of ban on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research on Monday, Mar 9.
"We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research. By doing this, we will ensure America's continued global leadership in scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs," said Obama in the White House. His new executive order is a sharp contrast with that of his predecessor George W Bush who placed restrictions on the research.
US President's order freed labs across the nation to start working with the valued cells, which give birth to all cells and tissues in the body. Reacting on the order the National Institute of Health's acting deputy director Lawrence Tabak said, "The end goal is to ensure responsible and scientifically worthy human stem cell research."