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Stem Cell Ruling Stops Federal Disease Studies

As expected, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will appeal the court ruling that temporarily bars federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

For Dr. Curt Civin, who’s been fighting cancer in children for 35 years, the court’s ruling came as a shock, CBS News Correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports. The ban on federal funds could halt a half million dollar research project both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have been using to fight childhood leukemia.

“We have the tool in our hands, and it seems to us, we fear, that this will be turned off,” said Civin, an associate dean at the University of Maryland.

via Stem Cell Ruling Stops Federal Disease Studies – CBS Evening News – CBS News.

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