National Academies advisory: Stem cell guidelines to be released at April 26 briefing

04/21/05

GUIDELINES FOR HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH, a new report from the National Academies, offers the U.S. scientific community a set of ethical principles to follow in deriving, storing, and working with human embryonic stem cell lines. The report also looks at research that introduces human stem cells into animals. Members of the committee that authored the guidelines will discuss them at a one-hour public briefing.

BRIEFING DETAILS:
Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m. EDT in the Lecture Room of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions via e-mail at http://nationalacademies.org.

REPORTERS:
Obtain copies or register to attend by contacting the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Monday, April 25. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT ON APRIL 26.

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