Adult stem cell researchers James Sherley and Theresa Deisher have filed their brief asking federal court to grant their pending motion for summary judgment and finally ban federal funding of illegal, unnecessary, and unethical research in which human embryos are knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death in violation of federal law.

Both sides in the lawsuit agreed to supplemental briefs after a U.S. Appeals Court panel overturned the preliminary injunction in the case.

Brief filed by attorneys for the plaintiffs, adult stem cell researchers James Sherley and Theresa Deisher.

Dr. Sherley has also filed a supporting declaration demonstrating that the NIH Guidelines are creating a virtual certainty that more human embryos.

Brief filed by attorneys for the defendants, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NIH Director Francis Collins, HHS and NIH.

Nature describes the federal lawsuit over US government funding for human embryonic stem cell research as the “landmark lawsuit challenging the legality of government support for the controversial research.”