Stem-Cell Stay Sustained
Now, she sells…
Yesterday afternoon, the 3-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit granted a long-term stay that allows NIH funding of hESC research to continue. The next legal hurdle: The appeals court will decide whether to overturn (not just stay) Judge Royce Lamberth’s August 23 injunction against federally funded work on hESC. In yesterday’s 1-page order, the court wrote that this appeal will be expedited and that the “parties will be notified by separate order of the briefing schedule and oral argument date.”
hESC = human embryonic stem cell.
Image of undifferentiated hESCs from http://www.nih.gov/catalyst/2007/07.01.01/page1.html.