Embyronic Stem Cell Research Okd By Federal Judge

07.28.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's funding of embyronic stem cell research. It means the research-- can go on. The lawsuit claimed the research violated a 1996 law that prohibits taxpayer funding for work that harms an embryo. But the Obama adminstration policy allows research on embyros that were obtained long ago through private funding. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, chief of the federal court in Washington, last year said the lawsuit was likely to succeed, and issued an injunction to block the case while it continued. Now an appeals court has overturned his injunction and said the case was likely to fail.