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NIH Wins Suit Challenging Legality of Research

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Science  05 Aug 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6043, pp. 683
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6043.683

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U.S. stem cell scientists can breathe easy. Last week, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit that for the past 11 months had threatened to shut down at least $125 million in government-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who had ruled earlier against the National Institutes of Health and barred funding hESC work, this time came down on NIH's side.