Stem-cell ruling hits BU researchers

stem cell harvestThe Obama administration is appealing a federal court ruling that challenged the legality of the president’s rules governing human embryonic stem cell research.  Until a decision is made, however, federally funded research around the nation is threatened, including projects at Boston University.  In a BU Today interview, School of Medicine hemotology and oncology assistant Professor George Murphy discusses the endangered research under way at BU and researchers’ reaction to the court injunction.

“Regardless of what our personal beliefs are, there’s no place in science for personal beliefs. We’re trying to operate on a higher plane, where everything is the research itself. What’s most upsetting to us as scientists is that courts make decisions they’re not completely informed about. And the public is in the dark.”

Contact George Murphy, 617-638-7520, gjmurphy@bu.edu

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