Categories: Health, Biology, Medicine
|Topic:||Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Board on Life Sciences
Institute of Medicine
Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health
Monday, September 10, 2001
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
138 Dirksen Senate Ofc. Bldg.
2358 Rayburn House Ofc. Bldg.
Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine
Bert Vogelstein, MD, Professor, Oncology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Chair, Committee on the Biological and Biomedical Applications of Stem Cell Research, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Based on presentations made by top scientists, policy-makers, ethicists, and religious leaders at a June workshop, this new report from The National Academies presents findings on the current state of research on stem cells and their potential as a source of tissue for transplantation in diseased or injured human organs. The report addresses the merit of both adult and embryonic stem-cell research and how public funding of basic research affects the rate of scientific discovery.
[<dd>]These series of briefings were held for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 11, 2001. It is also available, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.