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DC Circ. OKs Funding For Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Law360 (April 29, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- The District of Columbia Circuit on Friday overturned a preliminary injunction barring the National Institutes of Health from funding research using human embryonic stem cells, giving the Obama administration a boost as it continues to litigate the landmark case.

With one judge dissenting, the majority of the appeals court panel concluded that the injunction issued in August was improper because the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which bars federal funding for research in which a human embryo is destroyed, probably does not apply to research involving stem cells that...
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