Michael J. Fox: “Thrilled” With Stem Cell Decision

Michael J. Fox, who has championed stem cell research and has campaigned for candidates who support it, offered praise for President Obama’s decision to remove restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research.

“Today is a new day. I could not be more thrilled to see President Obama live up to his commitment to get politics out of science. We have seen, for the past eight years, how much damage the opposite approach has done to science and patients,” he said in a statement.

“Now that the President has taken this critical action, I am excited by the prospect of American scientists carrying human embryonic stem cell research forward toward better treatments and cures that will affect countless millions of lives.”

Through his foundation, Fox has been raising money for Parkinson’s research.

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