WASHINGTON (AFP)The US Supreme Court has declined to enter the emotionally-charged debate over stem cell research, refusing to hear an appeal centred on the issue of federal government funding. The top US court did not give a reason for its decision, which ends the long judicial saga over President Obama’s 2009 executive order lifting restrictions on financing imposed by his predecessor George Bush.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 09-Jan-2013 here.