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Court allows US human embryonic stem cell research to continue, for now

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5450 (Published 01 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5450
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia permanently lifted an injunction on 28 September imposed by a lower court prohibiting federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. The ruling allows research to continue while the lower court considers the lawsuit that charges federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research is prohibited.

The injunction was issued on 23 August by Judge Royce Lamberth of the lower court, the US District Court for the District of Columbia (BMJ 26 August, doi:10.1136/bmj.c4689). It called for a halt …

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