President Obama signs executive order lifting restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) today applauded President Barack Obama’s executive order overturning a Bush Administration policy that, for eight years, restricted the use of federal funds for human embryonic stem cell research to a limited number of stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001. While lauding this bold and important policy decision as an important first step, the organization noted that President Obama’s executive order does not permit federal funding for derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines.

Read Obama’s remarks at the signing of the order

Read the executive order

Read the full NYSCF press release

Read Susan L. Solomon’s editorial in The Huffington Post

Zach Hall recounts the experience of attending the signing at the White House

Below are a number of articles about the signing of the executive order:
The New York Times
National Public Radio
Associated Press
New York Post
Christian Science Monitor
Crain’s Health Post
Chicago Sun Times
CBS News Political Hotsheet
Welt Online – English News
The New York Times
US News and World Report
Center for American Progress
San Francisco Chronicle
Medical News Today
The New York Times Editorial