Court Ruling Reinstates Federal Embryonic Stem Cell Funding (For Now)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 17:42 in Mathematics & Economics

The push-pull between the Obama administration and U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth over the government's funding of embryonic stem cell research has swung back the other way, at least temporarily lifting the temporary injunction blocking federal funding for embryonic stem cell research that was issued last month. The lifting of the funding is a victory of sorts for those in the scientific community who support President Obama's policy, which allows federal funding of embryonic stem cell research on stem cell lines outside of the original 21 allowed under his predecessor's policy. But the issue is far from settled, and research that has already been suspended by the National Institutes of Health is likely to remain on hold until a final decision is made by the Court of Appeals. Related ArticlesFederal Judge Halts Obama's New Embryonic Stem Cell Policy, Leaving Research in LimboA Dose of Embryonic Cells Could Induce Infant-Like 'Plasticity' in Brain,...

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