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.

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