It's official: Obama overturns stem cell ban

But surely its private funding which is going to be at the forefront of the US research effort? Does it matter if the federal government is involved or not?

Not much. The whole issue assumed an exaggerated role when leftists in America siezed on it to pretend the President had somehow done something "wrong", and kept screaming endlessly about it, a technique that would make their mentor Herr Goebbels proud.

Some of the B.S. still lingers among the less informed on this side of the pond, so you get silly threads like this.