Category Archives: Stem Cells/Cloning

Appellate Court Ruling Permits Continued NIH Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

On August 24th, the D.C. Cir. ruling dismissing the suit brought to block any federal funding of embryonic stem cell research was affirmed. Stem cell researchers can breathe a bit more easily, and keep the lights on in their labs … Continue reading

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Sherley v. Sibelius – The Undead Threat To Stem Cell Funding

Green Energy Sources When a three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Cir. dismissed a preliminary injunction obtained by plaintiffs in April 2011, and the lower court judge then  dismissed plaintiffs’ suit to block the … Continue reading

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EU High Court Bans Patents on Cells Requiring Processing Human Embryos

Defining “human embryos” broadly, The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that pluripotent stem cells derived from human embryos and totipotent stem cells derived from blastocysts are not patentable if they are obtained by destroying human embryos … Continue reading

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District Court Dismisses Stem Cell Ban Suit

On July 27, in Sherley v. Sibelius, Judge Royce Lamberth reversed himself, and dismissed the 2010 lawsuit that initially led to a freeze on Government funding for human embryonic stem cell research, conducted under the terms of the 2009 NIH … Continue reading

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