July 27th, 2011
01:20 PM ET

Federal judge allows stem-cell research to continue

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that tried to block funding of stem-cell research on human embryos.

A federal appeals court in April lifted a previous injunction on continued funding, and U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth has now agreed with the Obama administration that the lawsuit brought by two scientists should be dismissed.

The 38-page decision is a victory for supporters of federally funded testing for a range of diseases and illnesses.

The field of embryonic stem-cell research has been highly controversial, because in most cases the research process involves destroying the embryo, typically four or five days old, after removing stem cells. These cells are blank and can become any cell in the body. Because of the destruction of embryos, most opponents believe this is moral issue. Supporters of the research point to the potential for saving lives.

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  1. The Lord

    And I sayeth unto thee: Gentlefolk, Ye can rebuildeth him. Ye hath the technology. Ye hath the capability to build the worlds first laboratory savior. Super Je sus will thus be that man. Bettereth than he was before. Bettereth, stronger, faster.

    July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Huh?

    Lol @ the Lord: I really don't think doing experiments on embryos that are going to be thrown away anyways is immoral. It would be immoral not to utilize something you're flushing down the toilet anyways. I still don't think we should be "creating" embryos strictly for research, because there are some people who disagree as to when life starts, so then we will be creating fetuses just to hack up for something. I say use all the embryos we can for adoption and the rest can go to help humanity instead of being flushed like a dead fish. Don't laugh about hacking up fetuses, because we already create and harvest pig fetuses for schools and laboratories.

    July 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stem Cell Scientist

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QizX5msl-G0&w=640&h=360]

    July 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Madame Royale

    @The Lord:
    It'll just cost a mere six million dollars....

    July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Madame Royale

    @leeintulsa:

    Easy for you to say...you never get trolled.
    They *love* me!
    Re: Pulp Fiction: I have never seen the movie.
    I must be a heathen.
    I've been called much worse...but cheesy royale is just fine.
    I've been called cheesy a lot, too!

    July 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Lord

    The Lords love doth truly shine down upon thee as well, banasy. To be trolled is a blessing. Pray that someday thou wilst be blessed enough to be trolled by the trolliest troll, and have bad humor and illeth, nasty things sayethed in thine name. Me be with you.

    July 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CSnSC

    'Pulp Fiction' goes well with dirty Martinis

    July 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tony Gerards (Uncovering the Truth)

    Stem cell research? Hh-mmm .... I wonder how many people actually know of the Joint-alien/military ind. Complex BLACK:PROGRAM hybridization program which consists of stage 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5/hybrids Stage 5 being the culmination or equivelent of a human almost!! And I wonder how many people actually know that stage 5/hybrids are already among us and have been integrated into elite society groups withen the super elite ? Unbelieveable u might ask ? If u do your homework(research) on this subect instead of PRETENDING you know it all .......... You might discover for your self as I've said before "Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction" but what do I know I've only researched this material for the last five intently almost day and night........ ***the truth is out there*** use the NET and find out what the shadow GOV. Does'nt want u to know !!!!........

    July 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • proof in the puddin

      If you haven't been compromised, you have told us so much, just finish the rest for goodness sake.

      July 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mikey

    Good for Fox, I hope the government did not take too long and he can get help for his parkinsons.

    July 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CSnSC

    Hey, Tony. Listen buddy, do me a favor and please post more info on the alien/MIC consp. If you have to stay right there in your house for about 2 more hour that would be great.

    July 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Lord

    The Lord would liketh that as well, Tony. I missethed most of the truly terrible episodes of The X Files and could useth a recap. I was busy with smiting.

    July 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tony Gerards (the other side of things)

    Hey pal ! I would like to do that but you're probably an fbi trying to lure me to another site to find out who i am and how much i know about the super elite/alien/nwo agenda ..... It does 'nt matter people need to know whats really going on on this planet! And why things are the way they are.... I've probably already tripped an E-alert and the establishment will want to label me as a PATRIOT and guily of dissent ..... People just need to do alittle homework to see the clear picture of whats really going on on the world stage (scene) ..."TTIOT"

    July 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alien Espionage Minister

    @Tony: We know who you are, but we just don't care. We have tin foil surgically implanted over what you earthlings call a skull. We have telepathic abilities and all this technology, but we are just waiting and biding our time until our ruler (Not pronounceable by humans, but it's loosely translated into "Grand Alien") arrives in the mothership with a squadron of octomites. Our octomites make your Joint Strike Fighter look like the Wright Brother's first aviation endeavor.

    July 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Alien Espionage Minister

    @Tony: We know who you are, but we just don't care. We have tin foil surgically implanted over what you earthlings call a skull. We have telepathic abilities and all this technology, but we are just waiting and biding our time until our ruler (Not pronounceable by humans, but it's loosely translated into "Grand Alien") arrives in the mothership with a squadron of octomites. Our octomites make your Joint Strike Fighter look like the Wright Brother's first aviation endeavor. *whoops* Just hit a black hole.. It's much like your black ice, but it stretches out every atom in your body. Anyways our ships run on fried foods, beer and Viagra, much like your leaders.. har har snicker snort.. Count the hours until we arrive and cherish every moment..

    July 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Glog Leader Of The Lava Realm

    @Alien Espionage Minister: This planet is ours once we figure out how to not solidify when we emerge from the fiery core! Grrr!..

    July 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
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