NEW YORK, Aug. 31 – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Clark struck out against President Bush’s stem cell policy today by announcing that he will withhold $60 million of a $150 million pledge to Stanford University’s Bio-X program, an interdisciplinary biomedical research initiative.

Clark’s suspension of funding, according to Stanford University, is “to protest evolving federal policies and restrictions on stem cell research and potentially on non-reproductive cloning.”

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