South Florida researchers say they'll use embryonic stem cells

As President Barack Obama announced he was lifting a ban on embryonic stem cell research Monday morning in Washington, local researchers declared they will enthusiastically pursue the sometimes-controversial research in their labs.

At the University of Miami Medical School, where doctors have been looking into the healing powers of immature adult stem cells, medical school dean Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt said embryonic stem cells would be added to their research efforts.

"We agree with using embryonic stem cells for research," Goldschmidt said. "We feel the restrictions of the past eight years were of no benefit to mankind."


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