A final decision in the Department of Justice’s embryonic stem cell research appeals case is one step closer. From one story:
An appeals court today decided to allow federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to continue while the court considers legal arguments that halted hESC research last month. “Appellants have satisfied the standards required for a stay pending appeal,” reads an order issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit. The same panel heard oral arguments in the case yesterday.
The stay replaces a temporary pause that had been in place the past 12 days. It will allow National Institutes of Health funding for hESC research to continue while the same court considers the government’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth’s 23 August preliminary injunction ruling that hESC research is likely illegal. The order also states that the case will be expedited.
I’ve been following this story for the past month now and more is sure to come. Stay tuned!
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