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Cell Stem Cell. 2010 Nov 5;7(5):555-8. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2010.10.008.

The endless hESC controversy in the United States: history, context, and prospects.

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  • Life Science Governance Research Platform, University of Vienna, Universitaetsstrasse 7, 1014 Vienna, Austria. herbert.gottweis@univie.ac.at


Human embryonic stem cell research has faced a long, tough political battle in the United States. The article explores the history of this controversy and the motives behind it, leading up to the August 23, 2010 district court injunction temporarily stopping all U.S. federal funding for research with human ESCs.

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