. "Appendix A: National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Amended as of September 2008." 2008 Amendments to the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
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The National Academies’ Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
these guidelines for the use of the scientific community, including researchers in university, industry, or other private-sector research organizations.
1.1 What These Guidelines Cover
1.1(a) These guidelines cover all derivation of hES cell lines and all research that uses hES cells derived from
blastocysts made for reproductive purposes and later obtained for research from in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics,
blastocysts made specifically for research using IVF,
somatic cell nuclear transfer (NT) into oocytes.
1.1(b) Some of the guidelines and concerns addressed in this report are common to other areastypes of human stem cell research; as such, certainof these Guidelines should also apply to those other types of research. Forexample, such as
research that uses human adult stem cells,
research that uses fetal stem cells or embryonic germ cells derived from fetal tissue; such research is covered by federal statutory restrictions at 42 U.S.C. 289g-2(a) and federal regulations at 45 CFR 46.210,
research using human pluripotent stem (hPS) cells derived fromnon-embryonic sources, such as spermatogonial stem cells and“induced pluripotent” stem cells derived from somatic cells byintroduction of genes or otherwise (so-called iPS cells), as wellas other pluripotent cells yet to be developed.
Recommendations as to which guidelines apply to other hPS cells are collected inSection 7below. Institutions and investigators conducting research using such materialswith adult and fetal stem cells should also consider which individual provisions of these guidelines are relevant to their research.
1.1(c) The guidelines do not cover research that uses nonhuman stem cells.