Published in The Hindu on September 7, 2010 Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research in the United States has hit a major roadblock once again. A temporary injunction by the Federal Court for the District of Columbia has turned the clock back and brought to a halt all federally funded research on hESC. The court's … Continue reading Editorial: Ideology ruins science
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Editorial: HIV entry ban repealed
Published in The Hindu on November 30, 2009 By announcing the end of a 22-year-old ban on the entry of people with HIV into the United States, President Barack Obama has once again shown that scientific considerations alone would shape decisions concerning science. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has followed up … Continue reading Editorial: HIV entry ban repealed
Editorial: Clearing the final hurdle
Published in The Hindu on August 11, 2009 The suspense over the eligible human embryonic stem cell lines for federal funding has been finally removed after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the rules recently. The draft guidelines issued earlier by the NIH, after President Barack Obama signed an executive order overturning the eight-year-old … Continue reading Editorial: Clearing the final hurdle
Has the war directed at science ended?
Published in The Hindu on May 28, 2009 Informed consent, one of the most frequently used expressions in clinical trials, is posing a lot of uncertainty among researchers working in the field of embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the direction of President Barack Obama, had recently … Continue reading Has the war directed at science ended?
Editorial: Removing the shackles
Published in The Hindu on March 13, 2009 With a stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama has removed the shackles stifling embryonic stem cell research in the United States. His executive order brings to an end the eight-year-old battle by the country’s scientific community to overturn George W. Bush’s policy of limited federal funding … Continue reading Editorial: Removing the shackles
Embryonic stem cell research winter ends
Published in The Hindu on March 12, 2009 By signing an executive order, President Barack Obama on March 9 has reversed George W. Bush’s limited federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Bush’s policy made only those embryonic stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001 eligible for federal funding. By this order, medical research … Continue reading Embryonic stem cell research winter ends