In universities across the USA today, we are breathing a collective sigh of relief — the long national nightmare of an anti-science administration will soon come to a close.

We knew that the Bush administration’s days were numbered, of course, but I’m pleased that our next chief executive does not come from a party whose scientific judgment is dictated by the “moral” strictures of its religious fringe.

As a biogerontologist, here’s what I’m most interested to know: How soon after his inauguration President Obama will overturn GWB’s executive order banning the use of federal funds in embryonic stem cell research?