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Nancy Reagan endorses prez' stem cell call

(Credit: Politirazzi)

A leading Republican voice is finding Democratic President Barack Obama to be less nemesis and more inspiration. On the reversal of the Bush administration’s policy of limiting federal funds for stem cell research, former first lady Nancy Reagan on Monday said: “These new rules will now make it possible for scientists to move forward. I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them.”

Reagan, whose late husband, former president Ronald, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, has been an advocate of embryonic stem cell advances.

“I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research,” Nancy Reagan said.

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