Obama administration gets court win over stem cells
July 27th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

Obama administration gets court win over stem cells

The Obama administration got a win in federal court Wednesday that knocked down a lawsuit which had been successful in temporarily blocking federal funding for embryonic stem cell research:

Washington (CNN) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that tried to block funding of stem-cell research on human embryos.

A federal appeals court in April lifted a previous injunction on continued funding, and U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth has now agreed with the Obama administration that the lawsuit brought by two scientists should be dismissed.

The 38-page decision is a victory for supporters of federally funded testing for a range of diseases and illnesses.

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  1. george

    So much for the bulls"t that got into the spokes of the wheel of advancement . Let science & research steer us into the future and have us save some lives!!

    July 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Don't forget, science also gave us the atom bomb.

      You need a heaping dose of ethics to counter the cold, bitter taste of science.

      July 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm |
      • jean2009

        Jay again shows his lack of knowledge and his lack of effort in searching for knowledge. Basically his rants boil down to stay in the dark ages, and Americans are not hurt if we lose our manufacturing base, or our financial systems.

        Science also has put atomic research to good use.
        The below is just one.
        "Health care. Nuclear and related techniques play an especially vital role in health care and treatment. Among important diagnostic tools is a technique known as radioimmunoassay. With the IAEA's support, more than 250 radioinimunoassay laboratories have been established or upgraded in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and supplied with reagents in bulk form. has allowed recipient countries to provide reasonable clinical diagnostic services covering important substances such as hormones, vitamins, enzymes and even some tumor markers. The cost of each test is less than US 50 cents per patient sample, which on average is ten times less than the application of complete commercial kits. In some countries, where some of the primary reagents needed are being produced locally, the cost per test is significantly lower. More important than the lower cost is the fact that many people now have access to reliable diagnostic tests that play a key role in the improvement of their health care and treatment."

        Jay in the same breath brags about paying for his own education and not listening to his professors.

        As a taxpayer, I have no problem with our picking up the tab for the higher-education through grants or low-cost loans for other Americans. It is in all our best interest that we have an educated productive populous.

        "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."

        July 28, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Jean, I have never posted about "brags about paying for his own education and not listening to his professors." You are confused.

        July 28, 2011 at 10:26 am |
      • cindy

        Sounds Teaparty to me,Jay? Thats ok we understand your "lack of education?????

        July 28, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  2. Jean Paul Sartre

    Science is the ONLY methodology that we have to truly advance research and development for humans; you can, of course, opt to go to Texas and meet in a giant stadium, with 10,000 other Texans and Governor Rick Perry and PRAY for rain to help with the drought in Texas...

    Nah, I think I’ll go with science…

    July 28, 2011 at 12:15 am |
    • jean2009

      Count me in.

      July 28, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Where do love, compassion, understanding, art and wisdom fit in to your methodology? Science is just a tool, not an end. Think how limiting it would be to believe in only a hammer and a nail. Humans need insight and inspiration to advance.

      Do not be so quick to tamp down others. Whether it is a Native American waving an eagle father, a Christian praying in a stadium, or a president talking about hope and change, when we look for a better future, share a common desire, or participate in a community, it adds strength and, ultimately, understanding to us all.

      July 28, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • cindy

        Again John, "We know your hatred for Womens Rights??? You pro-life evangelicals kill me, you want to save embyos,but you want the sick to die????? I don,t understand????

        July 28, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • jean2009

        Jay...for the love of Mike...scientific research has produced more for mankind than a hammer and a nail....and if waving a feather, or praying in a stadium will actually bring rain, I've got a bridge I'll sell you.

        I'll bet on the scientific method of seeding clouds to get the job done...but would debate the ethics. I would not be rigid since each case would be different...You however, would only debate the ethics and be rigid about forcing what you believe onto everyone else.

        July 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • jean2009

        I can't tell the deference between you and John...are you twins.

        July 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm |