07 June 2007

Heeding public opinion, Congress eases stem cell restrictions; Bush puts fingers in ears, chanting "nyah, nyah, can't hear you."

Today the House passed legislation loosening restrictions on using federal research funding for work involving embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Ars points us at several current journal articles describing ways to generate ESCs or ESC-like cells without destruction of embryos. A nice irony, though it won't matter much, as most predict the House won't be able to rally enough votes to override Bush's promised veto.