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Supreme Court rejects stem cell policy challenge

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Monday, January 07, 2013

LA Times: The Supreme Court decided to not consider a challenge to President Obama's policy that increases government funding of embryonic stem cell research.

The court’s action brings a quiet end to a lawsuit that briefly threatened to derail all funding for such research.

A federal judge in Washington in 2010 ordered the National Institutes of Health to halt funding of the research, citing a long-standing congressional ban on spending for research in which “human embryos are destroyed.”

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