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National Institutes of Health

  • By: Krishna Subhash Vyas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES of Health (NIH) is an agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the NIH is the primary agency in the government of the United States that is responsible for biomédical research. The NIH is also one of the leading institutions for research in the world.

The NIH Web site http://stemcells.nih.gov has a wealth of information available to all regarding stem cell research; the site provides a great deal of information regarding basic stem cell background, the potential of stem cell research, federal funding opportunities, policy, and training. NIH publications that provide a comprehensive review of the progression of stem cell research are provided on the Web site, along with stem cell basics for those who would like ...

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