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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

U.S. Policy on Stem Cell Research

In 2001, President George W. Bush announced that federal funds may be awarded for research using human embryonic stem cells that meet approved criteria.
Read the eligibility criteria

The NIH Stem Cell Registry

The Registry lists human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines eligible for federal funding and provides contact information to help investigators acquire stem cells.
Find hESC lines on the Registry

Analysis of eligible hESC Lines performed by the NIH Stem Cell Unit

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