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US government appeals stem cell ruling

The US government this afternoon filed court documents requesting a reversal of on human embryonic stem cell research.

“The court’s order causes irrevocable harm to the millions of extremely sick or injured people who stand to benefit from continuing research, as well as to the taxpayers who have already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on this research through public funding of projects which will now be forced to shut down,” said Tracy Schmaler, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, in a statement.

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