Real Bioethics Means Talking about Science

January 28, 2009

President Obama’s pledge that his administration will “restore science to its rightful place” is already echoing through several significant policies that undo years of Bush-era antiscientific partisanship. Last week, he lifted the “global gag rule“; today he will direct the EPA to grant California its long-delayed emissions waiver; later this week it’s expected that he will lift restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research. (Science Progress)