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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Legality of Stem Cell Research
24 August 2012 10:58 am
A 3-year battle over the legality of stem cell research in the United States may finally be essentially over. This morning, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court's July 2011 ruling that dismissed a lawsuit claiming that National Institutes of Health funding for research on human embryonic stem cells violates a law banning federal funds for research that harms or destroys human embryos. "Because we conclude that the district court committed no error, we affirm the order and judgment under review," the three-member panel of judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit wrote in its 27-page unanimous decision. ScienceInsider will have more on the decision later today.