The U.S. Supreme Court has reportedly denied a petition asking it to review a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that human embryos and those considering adopting human embryos lack standing to challenge President Barack Obama’s executive order removing restrictions on funding for embryonic stem cell research. Doe v. Obama, No. 10-1206 (U.S., cert. denied May 31, 2011). The lower courts determined that the plaintiffs failed to allege particularized and imminent injury fairly traceable to the executive order and implementing regulations. Additional details about the Fourth Circuit’s ruling appear in Issue 6 of this Bulletin. See BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report, June 3, 2011.