Stem cell research and politics at odds again

Haile, Lisa
October 2010
Australasian Biotechnology;Oct2010, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p20
The article reports on the issuance of a preliminary injunction, under Judge Royce Lamberth's ruling in August 2010, that impedes the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell (ESC) research in the U.S. New guidelines were issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding how it will comply with this ruling. According to NIH, any grants funded on or before August 23, 2010 will not be affected by the ruling. This ruling, according to NIH director Francis S. Collins, will cause irreparable damage on drives to improve health care.


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