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Rolling across America

Published: June 24, 2011

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A California man is turning heads and wheels as he makes his way across the country to promote spinal cord research.

Embryonic Stem-Cell Funding Challenge Should Be Dismissed, U.S. Says

Published: June 24, 2011

A challenge to funding of human embryonic stem-cell studies should be dismissed after an appeals court found the government-backed research to be lawful, the Obama administration said.

The Justice Department in a filing today urged U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to end a lawsuit that seeks to block the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the National Institutes of Health from spending federal funds on researching human embryonic stem-cells, known as hESC.

Last year, Lamberth temporarily barred U.S. agencies from funding human embryonic research, finding it likely violated a 1996 law called the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. The law prevents the government from spending money on research where a human embryo is damaged or destroyed.