Selected Online Stem Cell Resources

General Background

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) public sectionAbout 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 cell

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 
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

Advocacy Groups 

Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research 

Genetics Policy Institute 

International Society for Stem Cell Research
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 270
Skokie, Illinois, USA 60077
+1 224-592-5700