A recent judge’s ruling that blocked the federal government from funding embryonic stem cell research puts California back in the lead in the field. Scientists say funding from a 2004 state ballot measure has become a lifeline for pioneering work on diseases like Parkinson’s and congenital heart disease. Still, the ruling, which may be overturned on appeal, will create challenges in California researchers.

California Takes the Lead on Stem Cell Research 23 September,2011QUEST Staff

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