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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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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.