Obama set to restore federal funds for embryonic stem-cell research

“We view what happened with stem cell research in the last administration as one manifestation of failure to think carefully about how federal support of science and the use of scientific advice occurs,” said Harold Varmus, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist and co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. “This is consistent with [Obama’s] determination to use sound scientific practice, responsible practice of science and evidence, instead of dogma in developing federal policy.”