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How Stem Cells Work     View
This article provides brief background about stem cells, pluripotent cells that can develop into every cell, and related matters. Topics include how stem cells operate, acquiring embryonic stem cells for research, replicating stem cells in a lab, res ...
http://science.howstuffworks.com/cellular-microscopic-biology/stem-cell.htm

States Take Lead in Stem-Cell Funding     View
This 2007 article describes how state governments "have taken the unusual step of funding biomedical research -- usually done with federal grants -- because of federal political decisions to restrict funding for embryonic stem-cell research. ...
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9244363

Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita     View
Companion website to a 2007 Independent Lens program about the stem cell research debate. Includes essays on stems cells, bioethics, spinal cord injuries, and legislative activity, and a glossary, profiles of some of the people featured in the docume ...
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/stemcell/

State Embryonic and Fetal Research Laws     View
Comparison of state laws relating to embryonic stem cell and fetal research, with charts showing whether each state specifically permits research on a fetus or embryo, restricts research on the aborted fetus or fetus/embryo resulting from sources ...
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/genetics/embfet.htm

An Alternative to Cloning     View
"Media reports generally mention only two ways to produce human embryonic stem cells. ... In this conversation with Ann Kiessling of Harvard Medical School, NOVA scienceNOW's Kyla Dunn learns about a third and possibly less contentious approach. ...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3209/04-alternative.html

NewScientist: Stem Cells     View
Collection of news stories about stem cell research, cloning, the ethics of stem cell therapies, and related topics. Includes an overview of stem cells, and a small selection of links to related websites. Some articles are available only to paid subs ...
http://www.newscientist.com/topic/stem-cells

AAAS Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research     View
This site has a summary of the issues associated with stem cell research, including the ban on embryonic research and other ethical issues. There are also links to the National Institute of Health's guidelines for this research, other background reso ...
http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/briefs/stemcells/

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)     View
Documents and news about this California state agency "established in 2004 with the passage of Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative ... which provided $3 billion in funding for stem cell research at Californ ...
http://www.cirm.ca.gov/

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Banks     View
This guide's mission is to provide medical pros and cons for banking and storage of umbilical cord blood, and to explain the difference between donating to a public registry versus a private bank. It discusses ethical issues, costs, research, and ste ...
http://parentsguidecordblood.org/

Stem Cells: The International Journal of Cell Differentiation and Proliferation     View
Articles, editorials, reviews, and abstracts of basic laboratory investigations of stem cells. This online journal "covers all aspects of stem cells: hematopoietic stem cell biology and the role of growth factors; translational research in blood ...
http://stemcells.alphamedpress.org/

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