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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
The Registry lists human embryonic stem cell lines that are eligible for use in NIH-funded research.
Review the Registry
The NIH published its guidelines on July 7, 2009. The Guidelines govern the conduct of NIH-funded stem cell research.
Read the NIH Guidelines
Advisory Committee to the Director Working Group for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Eligibility Review
Page citation: NIH Stem Cell Information Home Page. In Stem Cell Information [World Wide Web site]. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016 [cited Tuesday, August 30, 2016] Available at <http://stemcells.nih.gov/Pages/Default.aspx>