Selected Online Stem Cell Resources
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) public section, About ISSCR and Stem Cell Basics.
Stem Cell Network
U.S. National Institutes of Health stem cell information
The Royal Society science issues: stem cells and cloning
University of Michigan life sciences: stem cells explained
Includes an interactive tutorial on stem cell basics
University of Wisconsin stem cell site
Teaching Aids and Education Resources
Nova, Science Now: Stem Cells http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3209/04.html
A 15-minute video (from PBS) includes basic information and links to teaching resources (April, 2005)
Nova, Science Now: Stem Cell Update
Stem cell update (January, 2006)
Genetic Science Learning Center
Stem cells in the spotlight — animations directed at kids and their teachers
Ethics and Policy
International Society for Stem Cell Research Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
World stem cell map
The map shows relative levels of permissive/flexible stem cell research policies across the globe.
The International Stem Cell Forum
An association of research funding agencies committed to international collaboration and information exchange in stem cell research.
The Hinxton Group
This Web site is a clearing house, facilitating communication among scientists, policymakers, journal editors and the public about international scientific collaboration in the area of stem cell research.
AAAS: Science and policy; report on stem cells
American Association for the Advancement of Science brief; includes history of stem cell research and policy
The President’s Council on Bioethics (USA)
Reports, transcripts, and background material
National Academies of Science, USA: Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and related publications
Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
Genetics Policy Institute