Two Big Boosts For Stem Cell Research: NIH Approves New Lines, Director Presents Moral Case For the Use of Embryonic Stem Cells

It's time for a stem-cell fist bump. Nine months after President Obama issued his executive order overturning Bush-era barriers to embryonic stem cell research, the NIH has approved 13 new human embryonic stem-cell lines for federally funded research.  More than 20 additional lines will be considered for approval at the end of this week and dozens more are on the runway for review.

Waging the Swine-Flu PR War

To combat both H1N1 and the lies and misperceptions about the disease, the government is going on an unprecedented multimedia information campaign.