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A federal appeals court on Friday refused to order the Obama administration to stop funding embryonic stem cell research, despite complaints the work relies on destroyed human embryos.

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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments good that the court came to this decision, however, the suit is really about money:

"the lawsuit was filed in 2009 by two scientists who argued that Obama's expansion jeopardized their ability to win government funding for research using adult stem cells — ones that have already matured to create specific types of tissues — because it will mean extra competition."

maybe some day that dickey-wicker law will be repealed and stem cell research can proceed unhindered by concerns that an embryo will be destroyed

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