Obama Determined to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Funding Embryonic Stem Cell Research One of Obama's First Moves as President

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2008-- Sen. Obama's campaign communicated that expanding federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research would be one of his first moves as president, as reported by David Brooks of the "New York Times".

This decision was made despite the recent breakthrough which provides an ethical alternative to embryonic stem-cell research. Last year, scientists revealed the possibility of reprogramming regular human skin cells to obtain embryonic-like stem cells, a process which achieves the same result as embryonic stem-cell research without destroying life.

Embryonic stem-cell research has not produced a single cure, whereas other ethically acceptable alternatives have produced over 70 cures and treatments.

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