The Los Angeles Times is reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Monday that will lift the ban on stem-cell research. From the Times story:
The signing is expected to take place during an event intended to highlight the importance of “sound science” in government policymaking, according to one official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Details of the executive order were not available, but people who had been briefed said Obama would ask the Department of Health and Human Services, which operates the NIH, to work out the specifics.
As it happens, this week’s Q&A is with Travis Berggren, director of the Stem Cell Core at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.