Volume 87 Issue 49 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 7, 2009

NIH Approves Stem Cell Lines

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Stem Cells
Keywords: Ethics, Stem Cells

NIH has approved 13 new human embryonic stem cell lines for use in federally funded research. The cell lines are the first to be approved under ethical guidelines adopted by NIH in July, following an executive order by President Barack Obama that lifted previous restrictions on federally funded stem cell research. "The 13 lines represent the first in what is going to be a series of ongoing waves of approvals," NIH Director Francis S. Collins . . .

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