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September 21, 2009

NIH Stem Cell Working Group Chaired By Card-Carrying Bioethicist?

With Jeffrey Botkin appointed as the Chair of the Working Group for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Eligibility Review, can anyone be surprised that the committee is also comprised of two other card-carrying bioethicists: Dena S.…

October 17, 2007

NIH director publicly opposes Bush position on embryonic stem cell research

Via Art Caplan comes this item from Mary Ann Akers’ WaPo blog “The Sleuth” in which she highlights Elias Zerhouni’s statements of support for embryonic stem cell research in a recent NIH magazine.…

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American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 3 - May 2006

Promoting the Participation of Minorities in Research

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April 25, 2012 11:35 am

Embryonic Stem Cells in Court Again (The Scientist)

National Institutes of Health guidelines released in 2009 lifted the Bush-era restrictions on hESC research, but were met with a lawsuit by adult stem cell researchers that August. A preliminary injunction by the US District Court in Washington, DC, prevented NIH funding for hESCs in August 2010. Just 2 weeks later, the US Court of Appeals for the District Court stayed the injunction, then overturned it for good in April 2011—3 months before the appeals court dismissed the lawsuit altogether. Now, the case is once again in appeals court, and current arguments focus on whether this earlier decision is binding.

April 12, 2012 9:58 pm

NIH Unperturbed by New Way of Peering Into Personal Genomic Data (Science Insider)

In a provocative paper published this week, researchers say they have figured out a way to link a person’s DNA to their anonymous genetic data in a certain kind of public research database. But the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which hosts one of the largest such databases, says it’s not taking any new steps to prevent someone from using the method to breach privacy. That contrasts with NIH’s response 4 years ago, when a similar study prompted the agency to pull genetic data from its public Web sites.