The federal appeals court ordered the Federal Government not to give funds for the stem cell research project. But the U. S. Government has requested the court to remove the ban as soon as possible and give green signal to the stem cell research work.
According to Obama administration lawyers, the ban imposed by the U. S. District Judge, Royce Lamberth is causing a hindrance in the research work, where the stem cell can be studied and used for making some life-saving medicines.
Lamberth, on the other hand, has rejected the Government's appeal to lift the temporary ban from the project.
Timothy Kamp, who is working on embryonic stem cells in heart disease, said that the ban will be an impediment in the progress of the research work. The researchers are quite upset with the court's ban.
He also said that people suffering from broad-spectrum diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes, spinal injury will have to wait for a longer period of time in order to benefit from the new treatment methods, which will be developed by using human embryonic stem cells.
It is worth mentioning that the former President of the US, George W. Bush had banned the use of human embryonic stem cells for research work. But the newly elected President Mr. Barrack Obama lifted the ban in March 2009.