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PDF Statement on the Recent Court Ruling Temporarily Halting Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is deeply disappointed by a recent federal court decision that would block the use of federal funds to support research involving human embryonic stem cell cells.
 
If the decision is allowed to stand, it will slow progress in one of the most vigorous, promising and fruitful areas of biomedical science.  It will undermine the hopes and prayers of millions of individuals and their families who suffer with debilitating and life-threatening degenerative diseases, and who look to that science for hope and encouragement.  And it is based on what we believe is a misreading of federal law, reversing the opinions of three successive federal Administrations, Republican ands well as Democratic.
 
The decision should be reversed, and soon.

Read the latest blog post on this decision by PDF's Executive Director, Robin Elliott.

Source Date: Aug 28 2010