Scientists Continue Stem Cell Research While Courts Debate Ban

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Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology Stormy... News PhotoBestof,Connecticut,Farmington - Connecticut,Genetic Research,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,Laboratory,Religion,Research,Science,Science and Technology,Scientist,Social Issues,Stem Cell,Technology,Topics,Topix,Tray,USA,University,University of ConnecticutPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesFARMINGTON, CT - AUGUST 27: Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology Stormy Chamberlain holds a tray of stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut. UConn scientists and students have been recipients of federal grants for work using human embryonic stem cells and could be significantly affected by a federal court ruling that would limit funding for embryonic stem cell research. On August 23, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction in Washington, D.C., halting all federal funding for basic research into embryonic stem cell technology. Stem cell research is believed to offer great hope in finding treatments to many diseases and illnesses including heart attacks, strokes and spinal cord injuries. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)