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Sep 27, 2010 12:17 PM

Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has told an appeals
court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell
research would result in destruction of valuable biological
materials and set back taxpayer-funded work.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is
considering whether to throw out a lower court judge's ban on
President Barack Obama's rules for federal funding of human
embryonic stem cell research.
The judge had temporarily blocked Obama's rules because he said
it's likely they violate the law on federal funding of embryo
destruction.
The appeals court judges on Monday questioned whether the
disruption of the research would irreparably harm the government's
work or just delay it while the case proceeds.

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