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The Promise of Stem Cells

Stem cells can develop into different cell types. They may offer a renewable source of replacement cells to treat diseases, conditions, and disabilities.
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NIH Human Embryonic
Stem Cell Registry

The Registry lists human embryonic stem cell lines that are eligible for use in NIH-funded research.
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U.S. Policy on Stem Cell Research

On March 9, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13505, entitled "Removing Barriers to Responsible Research Involving Human Stem Cells."
Read About the Executive Order