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  • Ban lifted on funding embryonic stem cell research

    Saw this today. For better or for worse (depending on where you stand) it likely will have research implications with MS. To keep things civil, I'm locking this thread. I'm just a presenter of news. - Dave

    ...In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the court of appeals in Washington overturned a judge's order that would have blocked federal financing of stem cell research. The judges ruled that opponents are not likely to succeed in their lawsuit to stop the government funding.

    The White House praised the ruling. "Today's ruling is a victory for our scientists and patients around the world who stand to benefit from the groundbreaking medical research they're pursuing," Nicholas Papas, a White House spokesman, said.

    Researchers hope one day to use stem cells in ways that cure spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease and other ailments. Opponents say the research is a form of abortion because human embryos must be destroyed to obtain the stem cells.

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    Dave Bexfield