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Whiplash for Stem Cell Researchers

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Science  17 Dec 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6011, pp. 1609
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6011.1609

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The field of stem cell research in the United States was shaken to its core last summer when a federal court banned taxpayer-funded research on human embryonic stem cells. Although a higher court soon allowed the research to continue temporarily, the ongoing lawsuit, Sherley v. Sebelius, has cast a shadow over the area that could linger well into 2011.