Friday, July 10, 2009

NIH Releases New Stem Cell Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued its final guidelines on stem cell research on Monday, July 6 pursuant to President Obama's March 9 Executive Order lifting the previous Administration's ban.

These new guidelines allow for federal funding of research using many existing stem cell lines that until now relied on private funding. In addition, the guidelines allow for research on future stem cell lines derived consistent with the ethical standards set in the guidelines. The Society is hopeful that the new stem cell guidelines will help advance the field of biomedical research and provide a solid ethical basis for the federal funding of promising stem cell research.

No comments: