New Guidelines on Stem Cell Research Announced by NIH

July 6, 2009

(ChattahBox) — New more expansive guidelines were announced today by officials at the National Institutes of Health on the use of stem cells for medical research. Federal dollars will be available for research on human embryonic stem cells whose use was prohibited by the Bush administration. scientists covet these stems cells because of their potential to be transformed into virtually any human tissue. Researchers will still be restricted to use only stem cells derived from leftover embryos created for reproductive purposes at in vitro fertilization clinics and only with the donors’ consent. Funding is prohibited for stem cells created any other way. The guidelines also prohibit clinics from providing any type of inducement,to gain donor consent for scientific research on their embryos. The rules which go into effect Tuesday, fulfills President Obama promise during the presidential campaign to ease restrictions on the use of stem cells in research.

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One Response to “New Guidelines on Stem Cell Research Announced by NIH”

  1. Chrystal K. on July 7th, 2009 12:59 pm

    Wow, I wonder what this will lead to.

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