So, as you’ve probably heard by now, a judge has blocked U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to expand the number of embryonic stem cell lines the government will fund research on, arguing it would violate federal law by destroying embryos.
The suit was brought by many people, including one James Sherley, whom readers may remember from 2007, when he went on a hunger strike after being denied tenure at MIT. Sherley argued that allocating funds to embryonic stem cell research would make it harder for him to get funding for his work with adult stem cells. And the judge agreed, according to the AP
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