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Stem cell scientists hail new era

Obama recalibrates terms, role of research

Surrounded by scientists, President Obama ended eight years of strict rules on embryonic stem cell research. Surrounded by scientists, President Obama ended eight years of strict rules on embryonic stem cell research. (Chris Kleponis/ AFP/ Getty Images)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / March 10, 2009

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CAMBRIDGE - Feasting on a celebratory spread of pastries, sheet cake, and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs, Harvard scientists watched in rapt silence, smiles spreading over their faces, as President Obama yesterday lifted eight-year-old restrictions on stem cell research and announced a broader commitment to science. (Full article: 1124 words)

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