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  • 7 February, 2022
  • Universally accepted characterization standards for pluripotent stem cell research are needed to improve the rigor and reproducibility of stem cell research. As the foremost international stem cell research society with a reputation for scientific and ethical rigor, the ISSCR is uniquely positioned to develop and propose research standards that can be widely adopted worldwide.
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  • 9 November, 2021
  • The ISSCR’s advocacy on behalf of the stem cell research community around the world, gives researchers a voice in crucial policy and regulatory debates. This valuable work benefits the members of the ISSCR and the stem cell research community and reinforces the society’s leadership representing the interests of our members globally.
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  • 23 September, 2021
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    The ISSCR Comments on the MHRA Consultation on Point of Care Manufacturing

  • 23 September, 2021
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    The ISSCR Comments on the Australian Mitochondrial Donation Bill

  • 3 August, 2021
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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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