A 2-1 ruling by a federal appeals court overturns a ban on federal stem-cell funding. STEM...

A 2-1 ruling by a federal appeals court overturns a ban on federal stem-cell funding. STEM +8.1%, ASTM +2.6%, GERN +1%, CYTX +0.4%; PowerShares biotech and genome ETF (PBE) +0.3%.
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  • Terry330
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    Was the ban the result of conservative Christians?
    29 Apr 2011, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    The ban was overturned, Terry, giving the 0bama administration a major victory. You could run topless in your jubilation.
    29 Apr 2011, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph11
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    John Paul II said it best, "Human embryos are human beings. Respect for the dignity of the human being excludes all experimental manipluation or exploitation of the human embryo."


    Recent scientific advances show that any medical cure that might arise from experimentation on fetal stem cells can be developed by using adult stem cells instead. Adult stem cells can be obtained without doing harm to adults from whom they come. Thus, there no longer is a medical argument in favor of using fetal stem cells.
    29 Apr 2011, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    With mountains of capital willing to be ventured towards any promising developments, "federal funding" is just a way to keep a lot of laggards in their labs with lifetime employment and full benefits.


    For an interesting discussion on the subject, please see John Train's "No amount of Tanzanians can put a Man on the Moon."
    29 Apr 2011, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • Terry330
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    The IDIOTIC Republican­s have blocked this critical research for years to keep their religious right wing constituen­ts happy. After Bush`s stupidity and radical policies that nearly ruined this country, hopefully now some common sense will prevail
    29 Apr 2011, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Dr. Frankenstein lives!
    29 Apr 2011, 04:23 PM Reply Like
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