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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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Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Diana Kwon | Mar 2, 2020 | 6 min read
The Trump administration’s changes to policy involving material donated from abortions have led scientists to adjust their research projects or seek alternative sources of funding.
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.
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US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2019 | 1 min read
An amendment to the 2020 funding bill would prohibit the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review funding proposals involving the tissues.
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NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019 | 2 min read
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.
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.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 5, 2018 | 3 min read
The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018 | 2 min read
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Image of the Day: Heart Shapes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 29, 2017 | 1 min read
High-resolution MRI reveals that human fetal hearts rapidly develop their major structures within a four-day period.
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.
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2017 | 2 min read
A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.
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. 
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 4, 2016 | 2 min read
A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015 | 2 min read
October 2015's selection of notable quotes
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