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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Court allows federal funds for embryonic stem cell research

Federal funding of embryonic stem cell research can go forward under a judge's ruling today. A lawsuit had said the Obama administration's approval of this research violated a law barring federal funding on stem cells that come from embryos.

“This court, following the D.C. Circuit’s reasoning and conclusions, must find that defendants reasonably interpreted the Dickey-Wicker Amendment to permit funding for human embryonic stem cell research because such research is not ‘research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed,’” U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his opinion.

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