Selected Online Stem Cell Resources

General Background

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) public sectionAbout ISSCR and Stem Cell Basics.

Stem Cell Network
http://www.stemcellnetwork.ca/

U.S. National Institutes of Health stem cell information
http://stemcells.nih.gov/index.asp 

The Royal Society science issues: stem cells and cloning
http://royalsociety.org/General_WF.aspx?pageid=7861&terms=stem+cell&fragment=&SearchType=&terms=stem cell

University of Michigan life sciences: stem cells explained
http://lifesciences.umich.edu/ 
Includes an interactive tutorial on stem cell basics

University of Wisconsin stem cell site
http://www.news.wisc.edu/packages/stemcells/ 

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
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3302/06.html 
Stem cell update (January, 2006)

Genetic Science Learning Center
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/stemcells/ 
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
http://mbbnet.umn.edu/scmap.html 
The map shows relative levels of permissive/flexible stem cell research policies across the globe. 

The International Stem Cell Forum
http://www.vr.se/inenglish/aboutus/internationalcollaboration/globalcollaboration/internationalstemcellforumiscf.4.aad30e310abcb9735780006480.html
An association of research funding agencies committed to international collaboration and information exchange in stem cell research.

The Hinxton Group
http://www.hinxtongroup.org/index.html
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
http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/briefs/stemcells/ 
American Association for the Advancement of Science brief; includes history of stem cell research and policy

The President’s Council on Bioethics (USA)
http://www.bioethics.gov/
Reports, transcripts, and background material

National Academies of Science, USA: Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and related publications
http://dels-old.nas.edu/bls/stemcells/reports.shtml#2010Amendments

Advocacy Groups 

Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
http://www.camradvocacy.org/ 

Genetics Policy Institute
http://www.genpol.org/