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Stem Cell Research Proceeds, Registry Created

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On August 9, President Bush announced his decision to allow federal funding of stem cell research, but only on stem cell lines derived before August 9, to prevent the destruction of any more embryos from the derivation process. National Institutes of Health researchers had identified more than 60 existing cell lines that met the President's ethical criteria, ie, they existed before August 9, they were obtained with informed consent, and were created expressly for the purpose of in vitro fertilization treatment, being in excess of …

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