embryonic stem cell

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embryonic stem cell

[‚em·brē¦än·ik ′stem ‚sel]
(embryology)
Undifferentiated cell derived from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that can give rise to any of the three embryonic germ layers, and thus can form any cell or tissue type of the body, but cannot give rise to the full spectrum of cells required to complete fetal development.
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In August 2010, Washington, D.C.-based district judge Royce Lamberth ruled that federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is illegal because it violates a law that bans public spending on research in which human embryos are damaged or destroyed.
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'.
Some had predicted that President Barack Obama's decision to reverse the limits on funding of embryonic stem cell research established under President George W.
Days after President Barack Obama lifted limits on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research this month, the Oklahoma State House passed a bill introduced by Republican representative Mike Reynolds that would make much of such work illegal in his state.
President Obama's recent decision to fund embryonic stem cell research with millions of taxpayer dollars is deadly for human embryos and completely unnecessary.
Synopsis: A majority of Americans likely support President Barack Obama's executive order Monday allowing for more federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Gallup recently found 38% in favor of fewer restrictions and another 14% in favor of no restrictions at all.
Summary: President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research on Monday, angering abortion opponents but cheering those who believe the study could produce
I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations.
Passed on a 5347% vote, Proposal 2's supporters promised voters that embryonic stem cell research would bring millions of dollars in grants to the state and would result in medical breakthroughs, the AP reported.
I hope everyone will oppose embryonic stem cell research and support non-embryonic stem cells.