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DOJ Defends Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Guidelines – The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.

A top U.S. Justice Department appellate lawyer, defending a controversial Obama administration executive order, today said federal funding restrictions do not prohibit research involving human embryonic stem cells.

The attorney, Beth Brinkmann, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Division, urged a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to uphold a lower judge's ruling that dismissed a suit that tried to block enforcement of National Institutes of Health guidelines promulgated in 2009. Read More

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