Obama Ends Stem-Cell Ban

President Barack Obama repealed former-president Bush’s ban on federal funding for stem-cell research today, but he has his sights set much broader than that single issue. "I would simply say this memorandum is not concerned solely — or even specifically — with stem cell research," said the chairman of the White House’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. According to the Associated Press, “[Obama’s] advisers said it was part of a broader declaration that solid science — not political ideology — would guide the new administration's policies on matters ranging from renewable energy to climate change.”