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Stem cell registry moves closer to launch

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1090
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A much anticipated registry of human embryonic stem cells should finally be made available to scientists and the public within the next week, the US National Institutes of Health has announced.

    But officials are still not sure exactly how many of the lines will be available for federally funded research under guidelines laid down by President George Bush earlier this year.

    Dr Wendy Baldwin of the National Institutes of Health, which is coordinating federally sponsored research with stem cells, told a Senate subcommittee hearing that after several delays the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry was almost ready for posting on the …

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