NIH resumes stem cell funding
The National Institutes of Health announced Friday that it has resumed funding human embryonic stem cell research.
The announcement came in response to a ruling Thursday by a federal appeals court temporarily lifting a temporary injunction that had been issued by a federal judge barring the funding.
Here's the NIH statement:
"We are pleased with the Court's interim ruling, which will allow promising stem cell research to continue while we present further arguments to the Court in the weeks to come. With the temporary stay in place, NIH has resumed intramural research and will continue its consideration of grants that were frozen by the preliminary injunction on August 23. The suspension of all grants, contracts, and applications that involve the use of human embryonic stem cells has been temporarily lifted. Human embryonic stem cell research holds the potential for generating profound new insights into disease, cell-based therapeutics, and novel methods of screening for new drugs."
September 10, 2010; 11:40 AM ET
Categories: Stem cells
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