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Genetics

24 August 2010

US court against Obama's policy

A US district court issued a preliminary injunction stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines.

A US district court issued a preliminary injunction stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines on the sensitive issue.

"(Embryonic stem cell) research is clearly research in which an embryo is destroyed," Lamberth wrote in a 15-page ruling. The Obama administration could appeal his decision or try to rewrite the guidelines to comply with US law.

 

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