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Stem cell research funding called vital

Funding for human embryonic stem cells research was the focus of a congressional hearing Thursday. The future of the funding has been in question since a federal judge last month issued a temporary injunction barring the NIH from supporting the research.

By Rob Stein  |  September 16, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama administration appeals stem cell funding decision

The Obama administration on Tuesday formally challenged a court order barring the federal government from funding human embryonic stem cell research. The Justice Department asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to suspend a temporary injunction he issued last week blocking the funding and filed a notice of plans to appeal...

By Rob Stein  |  August 31, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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NIH shuts down its own stem cell research

The National Institutes of Health Monday ordered all of its researchers conducting research on human embryonic stem cells to immediately halt their experiments.

By Rob Stein  |  August 30, 2010; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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