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