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Obama lifts ban on embryonic stem cell research

WASHINGTON. - President Barack Obama is ending Bush-era limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research.

Obama was signing an executive order Monday, with scientists at his side. He said "medical miracles do not happen simply by accident."

Former President George W. Bush had limited taxpayer money for embryonic stem cell research to a small number of stem cell lines that were created before Aug. 9, 2001. Some Republicans and many conservatives argued that the research on embryos destroys human lives.

Proponents of lifting the restrictions, including former first lady Nancy Reagan, said the research could lead to better treatment and possible cures to various diseases, from diabetes to paralysis.

Obama calls cloning 'dangerous, profoundly wrong'

President Barack Obama says human cloning is "dangerous, profoundly wrong" and has no place in society.

Obama made the comments as he was signing an executive order that will allow federal spending on embryonic stem cell research.

Some critics say the research can lead to human cloning. Obama said the government will develop strict guidelines for the research because misuse or abuse is unacceptable.

He said he would ensure that the government never opens the door to the use of cloning for human reproduction.

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