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Obama to overturn Bush's policy on stem-cell research

U.S. President Barack Obama will remove former President George W. Bush's limits on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research on Monday.

A senior administration official told Yahoo! News the president will sign an executive order reversing a policy that limits funding to stem-cell research.

The exact wording of the order was not given, but it will be in line with what Obama's campaign vowed to do in support for the research.

The New York Times said a ceremony at the White House is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Monday and Obama will make an announcement.