Hey all, I'm back to college, enjoying it, and keeping really busy.
Can anybody help me with a group project for a class? I'm trying to do some research. Part of the problem is that it's a big subject for very limited time... and the rest of the group gave me the "controversy" part... go figure . Currently, frozen in vitro embryos are available for such research at the signed consent of the parents. Many are simply being destroyed because federal funds don't permit their usage... I think... help!
First for the politics of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research:
I think it was March 9, 2009, Obama reverses Bush era ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, with much media coverage...
However, it looks like 2 days later he signed the budget that still caried the same old Dickey-Wicker Amendment that still has the wording that restricts federal spending for embryonic stem cell research. I find little coverage of the details on that, this is about it...
Is federal funding still restricted? I thought it had started flowing...?