Thursday, June 21, 2007

President Bush Offers a Veto, and Not-So-New Support, for Stem-Cell Research

The Chronicle:
As President Bush vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have loosened his restrictions on stem-cell research, he offered an alternative policy that he said would strengthen the field in an ethical way, but that critics called nothing but spin....

'This was a political fig leaf and a redundant policy designed to give the president political cover' as he vetoed the bill, said Sean B. Tipton, a spokesman for the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research, which supported the bill. 'He's not going to fool American scientists.'

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