Judge Blocks Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A federal judge on Monday blocked federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The decision overrides an executive order signed by President Obama over a year and a half ago, just six weeks after he took office, reversing the Bush administration’s strict policy on embryonic stem cell research.

Dr. George Q. Daley is the director of Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He tells us about how the decision will affect his research in the United States. We also hear from Russell Korobkin, professor of law at UCLA and author of "Stem Cell Century. Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology," on how the Obama administration and Congress may respond to the ruling.


George Daley and Russell Korobkin

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

Comments [2]

Aurangzeb from US

I'm with US court! I think this should've been done before. I'm also against those who say "boy or girl? you choose", you know what they do? if parents want girls the kill the boys before they're born. and if parents want boys then they kill girls before their birth. This is absolute crime. I don't know how people openly practice this horrendous crime and no-one stops them.


Aug. 24 2010 03:13 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Great! We should restrict research to adult stem cells, which have cured people.

Aug. 24 2010 08:30 AM

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