DC Circ. Upholds NIH Stem-Cell Research Funding

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a decision allowing the National Institutes of Health to fund research involving embryonic stem cells, ruling that such funding isn't illegal as long as the research doesn't involve the destruction of a human embryo.

The case centers on an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in March 2009, allowing the NIH to provide funding for stem cell research, as long as it fell within the law. The order opened the door to research on stem cells that had been...
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