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Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Ethics, Legal, Legislation

Stem-Cell Stay Sustained

Stem-Cell Stay Sustained

hESCs.jpg

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.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.