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N.I.H. May Resume Funding Experiments with Human Stem Cells in Animal Embryos

August 4, 2016

(New York times) – The National Institutes of Health announced on Thursday it is considering lifting its ban on funding some research that injects human stem cells into animal embryos. The N.I.H. announced its proposal in a blog post by Carrie Wolinetz, the associate director for science policy, and in the Federal Register. The purpose of trying to grow human tissues or organs in animals is to better understand human diseases and further progress in developing therapies to treat them.

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