Policy Analysis: Investment, Life Sciences, Policy
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The view from the US: Stem cell therapy steps up a gear with first approval and improved political climate

Positive clinical data, increases in federal funding and the first regulatory approval of a manufactured stem cell product mean momentum is building in the US. With the re-election of President Obama, this is likely to continue

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When US President Barack Obama came into office he made good on his promise to overturn President George W. Bush’s executive order that - with the exception of a handful of existing stem cell lines - prohibited federal funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research.

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