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The Promise of Stem Cells

Stem cells can develop into different cell types. They may offer a renewable source of replacement cells to treat diseases, conditions, and disabilities.
Learn more about stem cells

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U.S. Policy on Stem Cell Research

On March 9, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13505, entitled "Removing Barriers to Responsible Research Involving Human Stem Cells."
Read About the Executive Order

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The NIH Stem Cell Registry

The Registry lists human pluripotent stem cell lines and provides contact information to help investigators acquire stem cells.
Find stem cell lines on the Registry

Human embryonic stem cell lines now available from the National Stem Cell Bank