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Celebs Putting Their Stem Cell Trust in Obama

It's no surprise that stem cell research, with its promise to alleviate so many kinds of suffering and correct injuries once thought to be untreatable, has gripped Hollywood’s conscience. Activists in the entertainment industry, particularly Jerry and Janet Zucker as well as Lucy Fisher and her husband, Douglas Wick, have been quietly celebrating the shift in regard to stem cell research in the White House. President Obama is expected to take action to reverse President Bush's executive order banning federal funding for embryonic stem cell projects. With the president and influential lawmakers now on board, Hollywood is poised to make a major push on the stem cell front. They're just waiting in the wings for Obama to announce his plans.

It's no surprise that stem cell research, with its promise to alleviate so many kinds of suffering and correct injuries once thought to be untreatable, has gripped Hollywood’s conscience. Activists in the entertainment industry, particularly Jerry and Janet Zucker as well as Lucy Fisher and her husband, Douglas Wick, have been quietly celebrating the shift in regard to stem cell research in the White House. President Obama is expected to take action to reverse President Bush's executive order banning federal funding for embryonic stem cell projects. With the president and influential lawmakers now on board, Hollywood is poised to make a major push on the stem cell front. They're just waiting in the wings for Obama to announce his plans.

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