Written by experts in stem cell research, this report describes advances made since 2001 and outlines the expectations for future developments. It discusses current stem cell biology, not limited to NIH-funded research. Authors explain research using cells from embryos, fetal tissue, and adult tissues. The report was originally written in 2006. NIH will add new chapters or other material as new areas of scientific research emerge.
The entire report may be downloaded free of charge from this page, either as a single PDF file (3 MB) or by chapter (click on a "PDF" link below to download a PDF of that section). You will need a software viewer such as Adobe Reader to view the files.
You can also read the 2001 report, Stem Cells: Scientific Progress and Future Research Directions.
Reference citations of this report should use the following:
Regenerative Medicine. Department of Health and Human Services. August 2006. </info/scireport/2006report.htm>