Open Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Target: President-Elect Barack ObamaSponsored by: Care2
The Bush Administration's ban on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research has set back medical research on cures for Parkinson's disease, cancer and other diseases. Fear of violating Bush's edict (even for something as minor as buying office supplies with federal funding) has caused many researchers and institutions logistical headaches. Lifting these restrictions would free researchers to spend less time being concerned about government red tape and more time focusing on research. President-elect Obama has pledged to reverse the restrictions, opening federal funding for medical research. Tell Obama now that one of his first acts as president should be to act on his commitment to stem cell research!