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Embryonic Stem Cells

Embryonic Stem Cells

In the US, political debates rage about expanding federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Current policy only allows federal monies to be used for research on 21 stem cell lines that existed before 2001. Legislation currently being discussed would allow funding for research on new stem cell lines derived from surplus embryos from fertility clinics.

Author(s): Joseph Marx, PhD: edited by N. Moreno, PhD, and D. Erdmann, MS
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Embryonic Stem Cells

What Is a Stem Cell?

What is An Embryonic Stem Cell?

Stem Cells Are Derived from Blastocysts

Embryonic Stem Cells Can Become Any Tissue In The Body

The Official National Institutes of Health Resource for Stem Cell Research

Embryonic Stem Cells Are Derived from Blastocysts