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The Supreme Court speaks on embryonic stem cell research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on January 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Last week, the United States Supreme Court rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings an end to a long legal battle that has further cast a shadow on progress in hESC studies for over 3 years. The decision ends the suit of Sherley v. Sebelius, filed in August of 2009 by two researchers who study adult stem cells who challenged an Executive Order signed by President Barack ...

A Win for Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the ...