Bureaucratic challenges may be inevitable in this ethically contentious and politically sensitive field, but policymakers should attempt to mitigate these issues by doing things like encouraging institutions to accept third-party ownership verification and providing clearer guidance on human embryonic stem cell
research not eligible for federal funding," said Levine.
Michael West, president and chief executive officer of BioTime, said that the company believes these six human embryonic stem cell
lines now approved for federal funding are the largest set of GMP-compliant lines available to US researchers.
Consider next the NAS prohibition on building certain kinds of part-human chimeras, those resulting from the transfer of human embryonic stem cells
into nonhuman primate blastocysts and those involving the transfer of any embryonic stem cells into human blastocysts.
Using these techniques with human embryonic stem cells
is a next logical step.
WARF holds the patents on Professor James Thomson's discovery that human embryonic stem cells
can be isolated and grown in culture.
Another possibility is to take the nucleus of one of a patient's skin cells and insert it into a human embryonic stem cell
whose own nucleus has been removed.
We believe these six human embryonic stem cell
lines now approved for federal funding are the largest set of GMP-compliant lines available to U.
Circuit ruled that federal funding of human embryonic stem cell
research could continue while the appeals process moved forward.
The court ruled in favour of the researchers who claimed that human embryonic stem cell
research involved the destruction of human embryos.
Moreover, the committee strongly suggested as a good management practice that institutions conducting human embryonic stem cell
research carry out periodic audits of their embryonic stem cell research oversight (ESCRO) committees to ensure proper performance and make the findings of audits available to the public.