Reuters reports that a (slim) bipartisan majority of the US senate have signed a letter requesting changes in current anti-research stem cell policy. So the pressure continues, but we shouldn't forget that the folks crying crocodile tears now are the same ones who signed this legislation into effect in the first place. Politicians are very good at creating problems and roadblocks - the best thing they could all do in the long run is to get out of the way and stop interfering with medical research. An avalanche of private funding for stem cell research awaits greater certainty about future legislation. Delay means ever more avoidable suffering and death in the near future.