SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DECISION TO BLOCK EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

August 24, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today in reaction to Federal District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth's decision to block federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

"Stem cell research holds promise for millions of patients and families impacted by conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.  I have long advocated for lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and yesterday's decision by a federal judge to block this funding reaffirms that Congress should take swift action to lift the ban once and for all and ensure that this critical research can continue uninterrupted."

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