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Take Action Now: Stem Cell Guidelines

Discussion in 'Legislative Issues' started by JDRF_Advocacy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. JDRF_Advocacy

    JDRF_Advocacy New Member

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    We need you to take action! The NIH has released draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research and is currently gathering public comments.
    Submit your comments in support of NIH stem cell research guidelines here, http://takeaction.jdrf.org/site/Mess...?em_id=24941.0

    Last month President Obama signed an Executive Order, which lifted previous federal funding restrictions on stem cell research. Although this action was a great victory for those of us in search of a cure for type 1 diabetes, our job is not done!

    As part of the Executive Order, President Obama instructed the NIH to issue guidelines governing this research. You can view the NIH?s draft guidelines online by clicking here. The draft guidelines would permit federal funding for research using stem cells derived from embryos created by in-vitro fertilization and no longer needed for reproductive purposes. The draft guidelines also would ensure that embryos utilized for embryonic stem cell research were donated under the highest ethical standards. While JDRF supports these guidelines, we would encourage the NIH to extend funding eligibility to currently-funded stem cell lines and existing lines that were derived according to prevailing ethical guidelines.

    Click here for the three easy steps to follow to submit your comments to NIH!

    Thank you!

    JDRF Government Relations
     
  2. Lakeman

    Lakeman Approved members

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    No thanks.

    The previous decision to ban federal funding for new stem cells lines made sense as far as it went.

    There is lots of hope and promise from research using adult stem cells but zero promise coming from embryonic stem cell research. Meanwhile there are no ethical concerns using adult stem cells but there are grave ethical concerns using embryonic stem cells.
     

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