Summary and Conclusion



As of July 27, 2011, it seems a final legal decision about federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research has been announced. Before the ruling, researchers, particularly new researchers, had been in legal limbo, unsure of whether to submit grant applications to the NIH using hESC. There now seems to be some stability in hESC federal funding. Some states including Massachusetts, New York, and California that are continuing to support hESC research at high levels, with the election of a more conservative Congress, the future of hESC support on a federal level would once again remain uncertain.







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