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  • 12 July, 2021
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    Coalition Statement in Support of Research Using Human Fetal Tissue

  • 21 June, 2021
  • Our organizations represent scientific, medical, and patient communities dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving human health. We support the continued use of human fetal tissue (HFT) in research because it is an indispensable biomedical research tool crucial for life-saving biomedical research.
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    The ISSCR Releases Updated Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation

  • 26 May, 2021
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. The update reflects emerging advances including, stem cell-based embryo models, human embryo research, chimeras, organoids, and genome editing.
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    ISSCR Applauds Reversal of U.S. Policies Restricting Fetal Tissue Research

  • 16 April, 2021
  • The scientific community appreciates that the Biden Administration is lifting the arbitrary restrictions on promising biomedical research using human fetal tissue. Fetal tissue is a crucial research tool that has contributed to numerous scientific advances and saved millions of lives. It was critical for the development of vaccines for polio, rubella, measles, chickenpox, and rabies. It remains essential for creating models of the human immune system for studying viral infections from HIV, Zika, coronavirus, and other viruses.
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    The ISSCR Will Release Updated Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation in May

  • 16 March, 2021
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    The ISSCR Joins Coalition Letter Supporting NIH Funding

  • 9 March, 2021
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    The ISSCR Urges HHS to Rescind the Proposed Rule on Human Fetal Tissue Research

  • 12 February, 2021
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    The ISSCR Leads Coalition Letter to President-elect Biden on Human Fetal Tissue Research

  • 7 January, 2021
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    The ISSCR Shared Comments on Hong Kong's Draft Guidance for Cell and Tissue Products

  • 7 January, 2021
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    The ISSCR Comments on EMA Draft Guidance on Registry-based Studies

  • 7 January, 2021
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    The ISSCR Signs Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Coalition Letter on NIH to President-elect Biden

  • 8 December, 2020
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    The ISSCR Shares Comments on the European Medicines Agency's Network Strategy to 2025

  • 4 September, 2020
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    The ISSCR Urges HHS to Reject Ethics Advisory Board Recommendations on Fetal Tissue Research

  • 31 August, 2020
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    The ISSCR Sends Letter to WHO Regarding Their Genome Editing Consultation

  • 20 August, 2020
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    ISSCR Statement on NIH Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board Report

  • 18 August, 2020
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    ISSCR Statement on the NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board Meeting

  • 4 August, 2020
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    ISSCR Statement on Proposed Cuts to Scientific Research in Europe

  • 15 July, 2020
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