Washington update
Fetal tissue order, word on Kessler, and CRADA hearings

WASHINGTON - President Clinton signed an executive order lifting the moratorium on federal funding of fetal tissue research on Friday, his third day in office.

The excutive order stated, "This moratorium has significantly hampered the development of possible treatments for individuals afflicted with serious diseases and disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and leukemia."