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Scientists Consider How Overturning Roe Might Affect Research
Researchers who work with materials such as fetal tissue and human embryonic stem cells are facing new restrictions, the latest in a long line of regulations, that could impede important advances.
Scientists Consider How Overturning Roe Might Affect Research
Scientists Consider How Overturning Roe Might Affect Research

Researchers who work with materials such as fetal tissue and human embryonic stem cells are facing new restrictions, the latest in a long line of regulations, that could impede important advances.

Researchers who work with materials such as fetal tissue and human embryonic stem cells are facing new restrictions, the latest in a long line of regulations, that could impede important advances.

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Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Andy Carstens | Aug 3, 2022 | 3 min read
He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.
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Scientists Predict “Brain Drain” From States That Ban Abortion
Dan Robitzski | Jun 30, 2022 | 5 min read
Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, numerous researchers have announced plans to either vacate or decline career opportunities in states where abortion is or will soon be illegal.
NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
Ashley Yeager | Jul 29, 2019 | 2 min read
The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews.
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018 | 2 min read
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Aggie Mika | Aug 25, 2017 | 2 min read
The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
House Panel: Defund Studies on Fetal Tissue Obtained from Abortions
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 8, 2017 | 2 min read
The US House of Representatives “Select Investigative Panel” recommends that the NIH investigate fetal tissue research, and consider no longer funding certain types. 
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