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AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner hailed a U.S. judge’s ruling Wednesday that allows continued federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying it would allow “extremely promising” medical research to advance.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, deferring to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals that the research did not violate a federal law that bars the government from funding research that requires the destruction of embryos.

After the fall. Woo Suk Hwang and his colleagues did not have the stem cells they claimed to have made from cloned human blastocysts. Image © Science.

After the fall.