Monday, July 6, 2009
The Scientific Activist reports on the final stem cell guidelines released by the NIH today and has some interesting commentary:
Today, the NIH has released its final guidelines (pdf).
Not much has changed, so there's not really much to say that I haven't already. The bad news is that the fairly restrictive nature of the rules was maintained (i.e. no federal funds for hESC lines derived from embryos generated specifically for research), but the good news is that the government didn't cave into some fairly outlandish requests (clearly from anti-abortion activists) to insert some loaded language into the rules.