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U.S. Can Continue Stem-Cell Funding During Appeal, Court Says

A U.S. appeals court said the government can keep funding embryonic stem-cell research at least in the initial stages of its challenge to a judge’s ban on support for any activity using cells taken from human embryos.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today put on hold a ruling by District Judge Royce Lamberth during its review of the ban. The Justice Department argued that the judge’s decision would cause irreparable harm to researchers, taxpayers and scientific progress.