Obama lifts Bush restrictions on embryonic stem cell research
"As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research* -- and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly."
"We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research," Obama said to vigorous applause at a White House gathering.
"We will also vigorously support scientists who pursue this research. And we will aim for America to lead the world in the discoveries it one day may yield."
Shares of companies specializing in stem cell research burst upward on the news, with Geron Corp up by as much as much as 35 percent and StemCells Inc up 73 percent at one point. Other related company shares rose, too.
* (my comment) Obama's Will-to-pursue is the new way of saying Nietzsche's will-to-power and as "René Girard has shown us what the god-making laboratory looks like. It looks like Golgotha, but one that ends, not with the realization of the victim’s innocence and the dispersal of the confounded mob, but with the mob’s celebration of its victory in a holy cause." This is the age of 'deliberate barbarism'.