The U.S. Supreme Court let federal funding continue for human embryonic stem-cell research, turning away an appeal that accused the Obama administration of skirting federal law.
A lawsuit challenging U.S. funding for human embryonic stem-cell research was rejected by a federal appeals court in Washington, which upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing the case.
A challenge to the funding of human embryonic stem-cell studies was dismissed by a federal judge after an appeals court found the government-backed research is probably lawful.
A challenge to funding of human embryonic stem-cell studies should be dismissed after an appeals court found the government-backed research to be lawful, the Obama administration said.
Research using human embryonic stem- cell lines approved under President Barack Obama is accelerating, boosting a scientific field that’s been dogged by legal and political threats.
The Obama administration can’t continue to fund embryonic stem-cell research while appealing a ban on government support for any activity using cells taken from human embryos, a federal judge ruled.