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April 26, 2005

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To ensure that human embryonic stem cell research is conducted responsibly and in an ethical manner, the National Academies have developed guidelines for such research. The new report says that institutions conducting stem cell research should establish oversight committees to make sure the guidelines will be followed.

Richard O. Hynes, Ph.D, (co-chair), Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research, Center for Cancer Research and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.