Stem cell research can continue to get federal funding, appeals court rules

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 00:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Scientists hail the decision as a victory for medical progress. The ruling reverses a lower court's stance that using federal money to study human embryonic stem cells appeared to violate a congressional ban on funding of research in 'which embryos are destroyed.'WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court cleared the way Friday for continued federal funding of research using human embryonic stem cells, a ruling that scientists hailed as a victory for medical progress.

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