Tuesday, May 18, 2004

NIH Stem Cell Policy Shift(s)?

On 5/10/2004, The Corpus Callosum noted a report that Nancy Reagan had spoken out in favor of expanded research using stem cells.  I don't know what it was that led me to post that; of all the news that day, it seemed noteworthy for some reason.  Now comes a report  in the WaPo that the director of NIH,  Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, (yes, that  Dr. Zerhouni -- see the post from yesterday) has written a letter to the US House of Representatives reflecting the President's stem cell policy.  A PDF of the letter is here.  In this post, I describe the possible policy shift that the letter may signal, and point out two things that the author of the article apparently missed. 

Read the rest at The Rest of the Story, here.