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U.S. Court of Appeals suspends ban on stem cell funding

William McQuillen reporting for Bloomberg:

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today put on hold a ruling by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth while it reviews that decision. The Justice Department argued the judge's ruling will cause irreparable harm to researchers, taxpayers and scientific progress.

Lifting the ban allows the government to continue funneling tens of millions of dollars to scientists seeking cures for diseases such as Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries, and genetic conditions.

Previously: Request for stay of stem cell injunction denied, Judge Lamberth's stem cell opinion is disappointingly bad, Stem cell ruling throws Stanford researcher's project into limbo, AAMC urges Congress to reinstate federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, and Stanford stem cell expert weighs in on district court ruling

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