A few weeks ago our President, Barack Obama, made a huge showing over his overturning previous Bush administration rules about stem cell research.
This article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/science/10lab.html makes me wonder just why he felt the need to overturn this rule. It seems to me that that with the advances in stem cells from human adults, it would not have mattered much if this rule had stayed in effect.
For all his talk of "crossing party lines" our president, make no mistake about it, is very political. In my opinion, the overturning of the rule was done mostly for show and to prove something somehow.