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Stem Cell Information

NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry

In response to Executive Order 13505, issued on March 9, 2009, NIH has developed new guidelines to establish policy and procedures under which NIH will fund research in the area of human stem cells, and to help ensure that NIH-funded research in this area is ethically responsible, scientifically worthy, and conducted in accordance with applicable law. These Guidelines are effective on July 7, 2009.

Scientists may determine whether a particular hESC line is eligible for use in NIH-supported research under the new Guidelines by referring to the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry. Before submitting a new grant application and supporting materials for consideration of a human embryonic stem cell line, scientists may wish to see what lines are already under consideration: