In 2005, the National Academies released the report Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, which offered a common set of ethical standards for a field that, due to the absence of comprehensive federal funding, was lacking national standards for research.
In order to keep the Guidelines up to date, given the rapid pace of scientific developments in the field of stem cell research, the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee was established in 2006 with support from The Ellison Medical Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
As it did in 2007, the Committee identified issues that warranted revision, and this book addresses those issues in a second set of amendments. Most importantly, this book addresses new scientific developments in reprogramming of somatic cells to pluripotency by adding a new section and revising other relevant sections of the Guidelines.
This CD-ROM provides comprehensive information on the controversial topic of stem cell research. There is material from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the White House. It includes scientific information and discussions of bioethics and legal implications, and much more. In addition, there is detailed coverage of the Human Genome Research Program and related genetic research, including medical implications and human case studies.
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