Researchers and others involved in human embryonic stem cell research
were pleased by the ruling.
If federal funding stops for human embryonic stem cell research
, it would have a serious negative impact on iPS cell research," said Stanford bio-ethicist Christopher Scott, citing a "false dichotomy" between the cell types.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth granted the injunction because he found that the doctors who challenged the policy would likely succeed because US law blocked federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
if the embryos were destroyed.
Bush cleared the way for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
in 2001, but restricted scientists to 21 lines of cells that had already been created.
Researchers affiliated to several Christian groups filed the case, saying that human embryonic stem cell research
involves the destruction of human embryos, and that the new NIH guidelines for human stem cell research were 'contrary to law'.
We believe the NIH's human embryonic stem cell research
policies are sound, ethical, and responsible," said Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, Nobel laureate and president of the AACR.
Meanwhile, Oregon legislators are pushing through a bill requiring Oregon taxpayers to fund unsuccessful embryonic stem cell research
(House Bill 2598).
A majority of Americans likely support President Barack Obama's executive order Monday doing away with the rules on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
that were in place under the Bush administration.
We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research
," Obama said to vigorous applause at a White House gathering.
Human embryos in Michigan conceived as part of fertility treatments can now be donated by their parents for destructive embryonic stem cell research
, according to a constitutional amendment passed by Michigan voters November 4.
I hope everyone will oppose embryonic stem cell research
and support non-embryonic stem cells.
Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled that scientists can conduct embryonic stem cell research
, which holds the promise of curing Parkinson's disease and diabetes, but raises ethical concerns about the limits on human life.