Final rules out for government stem cell research

<p>By LAURAN NEERGAARD</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The government issued final rules Monday expanding taxpayer-funded research using embryonic stem cells, easing scientists’ fears that some of the oldest batches might not qualify and promising a master list of all that do.</p> <p>President Barack Obama lifted previous restrictions on the field in March, but left it to the National Institutes of Health to decide just what stem cell research was ethically appropriate: Only science that uses cells culled…</p>