Federal Appeals Judge Rules Stem Cell Research Funding Can Proceed

May 1, 2011
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The law pertains to the federal government being able to fund stem cell research imageand does not apply to state laws as in California it was voted in and a state age

The law pertains to the federal government being able to fund stem cell research imageand does not apply to state laws as in California it was voted in and a state agency was created, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine an $3 Billion over 10 years was appropriated.  Agencies in California also get funding from the NIH as well so this opens the doors for other projects to continue in California and in all other states.  BD 

Scientists at the University of California at San Francisco today hailed a ruling by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., that allows broader federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

“This ruling allows critical research to move forward,” USCF scientist Arnold Kriegstein said.

“It is a victory not only for the scientists but for the patients who are waiting for treatments and cures for terrible diseases,” he said. Kriegstein directs the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF.  Today’s 2-1 ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds the Obama administration’s interpretation of a federal law restricting stem cell research.

The law bans federal funding of research in which human embryos are destroyed.

The appeals court majority said the National Institutes of Health under President Obama acted reasonably in interpreting the law to allow funding of research on stem cells taken from embryos that were previously destroyed.

UCSF scientists praise decision on broader federal funding for stem cell research – San Jose Mercury News

 

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