Wired has an article warning scientists that proposed rules for government funding of embryonic stem cell research from the Obama administration could make "hundreds of existing cell lines ... ineligible, even those that qualified under President Bush." The story says the guidelines, which are in draft form now, were written by NIH and are expected to be finalized in July. "In their current state, [the rules] restrict funding to stem cell lines produced according to new rules that are only now being established. Few existing cell lines will meet those requirements," the story adds.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe
May 15, 2009