Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
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.
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research

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.

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.

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NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
Ashley Yeager | Jul 29, 2019
The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews.
US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2019
An amendment to the 2020 funding bill would prohibit the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review funding proposals involving the tissues.
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
NIH Scientists Banned from Studying Human Fetal Tissue
Kerry Grens | Jun 6, 2019
External researchers funded by US federal grants can continue their experiments under tighter scrutiny.
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 5, 2018
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
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Image of the Day: Heart Shapes
Image of the Day: Heart Shapes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 29, 2017
High-resolution MRI reveals that human fetal hearts rapidly develop their major structures within a four-day period.
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Aggie Mika | Aug 25, 2017
The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2017
A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.