Stem Cell Policy as Bar-Room Brawl: A Round in the Courts
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, August 2011
3 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2012
Date Written: 2011
This brief Observation analyzes the multiyear, multiround litigation of Sherley v. Sibelius, in which plaintiffs, adult stem cell researchers, challenged the NIH policy of funding human embryonic stem cell research as in violation of the so-called Dickey-Wicker Amendment, an appropriations rider that prohibits HHS from funding "research in which" an embryo is destroyed.
Keywords: Human embryonic stem cell research, Dickey-Wicker, administrative law, federal funding
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