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General Information
Stem Cell Basics
Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) Basics
Information for Scientists
Embryonic Stem Cell Policy
Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Advocacy Groups

General Information

NIH Stem Cell Information
Excellent and fairly comprehensive resource on both adult and embryonic stem cells maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Includes: information for researchers and the general public: a stem cell primer; FAQ; information on recent scientific advances; federal policies; and funding or training opportunities for researchers.

AAAS Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research
Includes a discussion of the history and basics of stem cell science, as well as development of the policy and ethical debate.

Under the Microscope: Stem Cell Research
Assembled by the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to links to National Academies’ reports, this site includes a quiz to test your stem cell knowledge and a great deal of information on the science, policy and ethics of stem cell research. 

Stem Cell Basics

Stem Cell Basics
National Institutes of Health; also includes links to more detailed discussions of the science of stem cells.

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) Basics
Cloning Fact Sheet
From the Human Genome Project, this site explains what the term ‘cloning’ means to scientists, the status of various cloning technologies, and discusses the ethical and policy debate.

Cloning and Stem Cell Research
Basic information and resources about stem cell research, cloning, and a description about the ethics involved in researching both.

Information for Scientists

National Institutes of Health Stem Cell Resources
This site contains up to date information on funding opportunities, research policy and guidelines, and training programs, as well as information about the NIH stem cell bank.

Embryonic Stem Cell Policy
AAAS Policy Brief: Stem Cells
Gives an overview of the development of embryonic stem cell policy, from discovery in 1998 up through 2004, including links to legislation, speeches by policymakers, and Congressional hearings.

World Stem Cell Map
An illustration of worldwide policies on embryonic stem cell research and SCNT. From the University of Minnesota Medical School.

NIH’s Role in Federal Policy
A concise explanation of the role played by the agency in carrying out the President’s directive on embryonic stem cell research.

Stem Cell: Policies and Players
A good (although not always up to date) overview of the stem cell policy scene on the state, federal and international level from the Genome News Network.

State Embryonic and Fetal Research Laws
A table of the most recent laws and initiatives at the state level on embryonic stem cell research and SCNT, maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Ethics of Stem Cell Research

President’s Council on Bioethics
The PCB advises the President on ethical issues related to advances biomedical sciences and technology. They have produced a number of reports and papers on stem cells, SCNT and related technologies.

The Ethics of Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research
A report from a meeting of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University which was looking at state level regulation of stem cell research.

Advocacy Groups

Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
A coalition of patient advocacy, physician and research organization, CAMR is a leading advocate for stem cell research. Their site provides up to date news and legislative information, as well as tools for stem cell advocates.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
Funds research on treatments for central nervous system disorders and works to improve the lives of people with disabilities through a grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts. Site includes an advocacy toolkit, legislative information, and a host of basic info on stem cells / SCNT.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease within this decade through an aggressively funded research agenda.

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