Washington, D.C. – As
President Obama plans to lift the ban on federal funding for embryonic
stem cell research, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the
“Stem cell research holds the promise to cure some of humanity’s oldest and deadliest diseases.
is no greater heartbreak than watching a family member or a loved one
suffer from a disease like Parkinson’s or Juvenile Diabetes, knowing
that there is research out there that can one day provide a cure.
know there are medical institutions and experts across New York that
have been waiting for this change and will benefit from the flow of
federal dollars. I applaud President Obama for delivering swift action
on this and I look forward to working with his administration to invest
in life-saving research.”
While in Congress, Senator Gillibrand voted to repeal President Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.