The National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research were published on July 7, 2009. This was in response to the March 9, 2009 Executive Order (EO) 13505 (see below), which changed the way National Institutes of Health (NIH) can support and conduct human stem cell research. The HHS Secretary, through the NIH Director, was required to review existing NIH and other widely-recognized guidelines on human stem cell research and issue new NIH guidance within 120 days of the date of the EO.
Guidelines Questions and Answers
On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama issued EO 13505, entitled Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells (108KB PDF).
In addition to requiring the above NIH guidelines, the EO also revoked:
Page citation: NIH Stem Cell Information Home Page. In Stem Cell Information [World Wide Web site]. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016 [cited March 13, 2019] Available at < //stemcells.nih.gov/policy.htm> Note: Some of the links on the web page are broken. These have been removed here.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS, operating as part of the National Institutes of Health, NINDS supports a diverse array of research on stem cells, from studies of the basic biology of stem cells in the developing and adult mammalian brain, to studies focusing on nervous system disorders such as ALS or spinal cord injury. Other examples of NINDS funded research include using iPS cells to derive dopamine-producing neurons that might alleviate symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and using ES cells to generate cerebral organoids to model Zika virus infection.
|Research/Disease Areas*||FY 2016
|Stem Cell Research||$1,516||$1,646||$1,748||$1,626|
*Dollars in millions and rounded
Credit: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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