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Obama to lift ban on federal funds for stem cell research.

By Matt Corley

"Obama to lift ban on federal funds for stem cell research."

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On Monday, President Obama will “hold an event at the White House in which he signs an executive order overturning the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Obama’s signature will reverse an order that former President Bush signed in August 2001, which banned federal funds from going to embryonic stem cell research except for a few dozen lines that were grandfathered in. An administration official tells ABC News that Obama’s announcement will focus on “restoring scientific integrity to health care policy.”

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