U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily lifts stem cell ban

By Eric Engleman

In the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Sept. 6 print edition, I wrote about how the University of Washington is grappling with a recent court ruling that halted federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research (subscription required). The UW’s preliminary estimate was that it could lose $16 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health over the next five to six years as a result of the court decision.

Now comes another twist. News reports indicate a three judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily lifted the ban — though for how long, it’s not clear.

Read the full story at Puget Sound Business Journal.