Obama administration to appeal stemcell research ruling

Aug 24, 2010

The US Justice Department said Tuesday it will appeal as early as this week a judge's decision to block federal funding for stemcell research.

"I can confirm we plan to appeal," said Tracy Schmaller, a Justice Department spokesperson, adding that the department was "likely to file this week."

She said it would seek a stay of US District Judge Royce Lambert's temporary suspension of federal funding for stemcell research while his injunction was being appealed.

President Barack Obama authorized the renewal of federal funding in March 2009, reversing a ban imposed by his predecesor in 2001 on moral and religious grounds.

Researchers believe that holds promise for developing new treatments for a range of diseases like diabetes, Alzheimers or Parkinsons.

Explore further: Tricking plants to see the light may control the most important twitch on Earth

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

US finalizes stem cell research guidelines

Jul 07, 2009

The US government on Monday unveiled final rules for embryonic stem cell research, laying out ground rules for "ethically responsible, scientifically worthy" studies eligible for federal funds.

Vonage Barred from Using Verizon Patents

Mar 25, 2007

The company has said that its customers will not be affected, and in public statements, attorneys for the company have said that they anticipate getting a stay on the injunction while they appeal.

Obama to reverse Bush limits on stem-cell research

Mar 06, 2009

US President Barack Obama will on Monday sign an executive order reversing Bush administration restrictions on federal funding for stem-cell research, a senior administration official said.

House bill funds embryonic stem cell study

Jan 10, 2007

As the U.S. House seeks to expand embryonic stem cell research funding, the White House is promoting stem cell development methods that don't harm embryos.

Recommended for you

Getting a jump on plant-fungal interactions

Jul 29, 2014

Fungal plant pathogens may need more flexible genomes in order to fully benefit from associating with their hosts. Transposable elements are commonly found with genes involved in symbioses.

The microbes make the sake brewery

Jul 24, 2014

A sake brewery has its own microbial terroir, meaning the microbial populations found on surfaces in the facility resemble those found in the product, creating the final flavor according to research published ahead of print ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

jmcanoy1860
Aug 25, 2010
This comment has been removed by a moderator.
jmcanoy1860
5 / 5 (1) Aug 25, 2010
Seriously. Until detractors realize that their arguments make as much sense as not spanking it due to the abhorrent death toll this will not end. With stem cell research grandpa at least has a shot of not running off (Alzheimer's), quadriplegics might regain use of their limbs, the deaf could hear and the blind could see. The downside? Someone thinks what that particular blood clot looking chunk of tissue might survive long enough to be human. I would just like those in the "NAY" to factor into their equations that most normal pregnancies spontaneously abort. This very fact shows quite nicely that the process isn't either designed or sacrosanct.