US stem cell research funding ban lifted by court
"Responsible stem cell research has the potential to treat some of our most devastating diseases and conditions and offers hope to families across the country and around the world,"
- White House spokesman Nick Papas
A US appeals court has overturned an earlier order to suspend federal funding of stem cell research. The ruling marks a significant victory for US President Barack Obama, correspondents say.
Scientists say the research could lead to breakthroughs for treatments of spinal cord injuries and diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.