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The National Institutes of Health is revising its "two strikes" rule, which allowed researchers only one chance to...
By stabilizing the components of retromers, molecular complexes that act like recycling bins in cells, a recently...
Fossil fuels power modern society by generating heat, but much of that heat is wasted. Semiconductor devices called...
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Get Your Cells Vetted
21 September 2009 11:40 am
The National Institutes of Health took a step today toward facilitating the new Administration policy on use of human embryonic stem cells, opening a Web site where NIH-funded scientists can fill out a form requesting approval for the use of particular cell lines.
Scientists have potentially hundreds of lines available to them now that President Obama has thrown out the restrictive Bush-era policy.
NIH Director Francis Collins also announced the formation of a work group of scientists, lawyers, and ethicists to review whether stem cell lines are eligible for federal funding under new guidelines issued in July. Chairman of the group is Jeffrey R. Botkin, pediatrics professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Collins will make the final decision regarding the eligibility of cells. They will then be listed on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry.