HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


IACUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC

Institutional Biosafety Committee

IDE

investigational device exemption

IND

investigational new drug

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IVF

in vitro fertilization


LIF

leukemia inhibitory factor


mES

mouse embryonic stem cells


NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NBAC

National Bioethics Advisory Commission

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NRC

National Research Council

NT

nuclear transfer


OHRP

Office for Human Research Protections

OHSS

ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome


PCB

President’s Council on Bioethics

PGD

preimplantation genetic diagnosis

PHI

personal health information

PHS

Public Health Service

P.L.

Public law


RAC

Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee

rDNA

recombinant DNA

REB

Research Ethics Board (Canada)


SCNT

somatic cell nuclear transfer


USC

United States Code



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