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Genetics

28 September 2010

Obama fights for stem cell funding

The Obama administration pleaded with a US appeals court to allow federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research to continue, arguing a ban would ruin numerous projects.

The Obama administration pleaded with a US appeals court to allow federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research to continue, arguing a ban would ruin numerous projects and cost millions of dollars.

Judge Thomas Griffith, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005, questioned irreparable harm and whether the money was just going to be used elsewhere for other research in the interim until the embryonic stem cell projects could be resumed if the government succeeded in its appeal.

 

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