Sudden Halt in Federal Money for Stem Cell Research

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The Obama Administration has allowed the use of federal money for stem cell research, as long as the work does not involve destruction of human embryos to obtain the cells.  Yesterday, a federal judge in Washington said such research is not segmented but a continuing process and ruled that the Obama guidelines violated the intent of Congress. California voters approved $3 billion for stem cell research, which is now controlled by the Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Art Torres is former head of the state Democratic Party and vice chair of the Institute.

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Guest:
Art Torres - Vice Chair, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis