Tuesday, July 07, 2009

US Finalizes Stem Cell Research Guidelines

US finalizes stem cell research guidelines.

"The new rules, which go into effect Tuesday, follow President Barack Obama's March 9 executive order lifting a ban on embryonic stem cell research, an order that went into effect under his predecessor, George W. Bush.

They allow funding for research using human embryonic stem cells derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and no longer needed, in a departure from the Bush administration's policy.

The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) guidelines are slightly less restrictive than those outlined in a draft document released in April in that they allow the use of existing stem cell lines, in addition to new ones derived from IVF procedures."


Chrystal K. said...

One giant leap for mankind.

Sarah said...

At any rate, I liked some of the NIH cartoons on VADLO search engine!