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
NIH Human Embryonic
Stem Cell Registry
The Registry lists human embryonic stem cell lines that are eligible for use in NIH-funded research.
Review the Registry
NIH Guidelines for Human
Stem Cell Research
The NIH published its guidelines on July 7, 2009. The Guidelines govern the conduct of NIH-funded stem cell research.
Read the NIH Guidelines
NOT-OD-15-158 NIH Research Involving Introduction of Human Pluripotent Cells into Non-Human Vertebrate Animal Pre-Gastrulation Embryos
NIH informed the research community that it will not fund research in which human pluripotent cells are introduced into non-human vertebrate animal pre-gastrulation stage embryos while the Agency considers a possible policy revision in this area.