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Supreme Court will not hear stem cell research upholding appeal.

Monday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it will not be reviewing the challenge to an appeals court ruling regarding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research.

From The Hill:

“The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from two scientists who said stem-cell research violates federal law banning the creation and destruction of human embryos for scientific purposes.

The decision is a boon to supporters of stem-cell research, who believe it will yield treatments and cures for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) applauded the court’s decision not to review lower-court rulings that allow research to proceed at the National Institutes of Health.”

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