Stem cell bill will unleash promising biomedical research

HR 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, is the one bill that, at long last, will unleash some of the most exciting and promising biomedical research of modern times.
But it’s not just us members of Congress who are saying that.  Last week, Senator Specter and I sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health, asking their top scientists for their thoughts on stem cell research.  Every single one of them said that embryonic stem cell research offers enormous potential.
Here’s what Dr. Elias Zerhouni, the NIH director, said:  “Embryonic stem cell research holds great promise for treating, curing, and improving our understanding of disease.