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fully searchable format.23Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning (2002). Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program (2005). This booklet and other information about activities related to stem cells at the National Academies are available at . For more information, contact the Board on Life Sciences at [email protected] or visit . This brochure was prepared by National Research Council staff Anne Jurkowski, Giovanna Guerrero, Fran Sharples, and Adam Fagen in collaboration with Bruce Altevogt and Andrew Pope of the Institute of Medicine’s Health Sciences Policy Board. It was designed by Michele de la Menardiere.Division on Earth and Life Studies Subscribe to the Earth and Life Studies Gateway at to receive notification of report releases, events, and news about stem cells or other specific areas of interest. Institute of Medicine Sign up to receive IOM News, a free, bi-monthly e-mail newsletter that announces new IOM publications, upcoming events, and new online content. See . To visit the Health Sciences Policy Board, see .PHOTO CREDITS Cover images: (top) Nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. PNAS 101(34):12543, Copyright 2004, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. (bottom) Nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory of Professor Su-Chun Zhang at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Used with permission from the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents. (inside front and back cover) Neural progenitor cell isolated from human embryonic stem cells. Nat. Biotech. 18:399 (2000). Image Courtesy of Martin Pera.Page 2: (left and right) Nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. PNAS 101(34):12543, Copyright 2004, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. (middle) Nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory of Professor Su-Chun Zhang at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Used with permission from the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents.Page 8: (left) NIH/Mr. J. Conaghan. (middle) Kitai Kim, Children’s Hospital. (right) Suslov, Oleg N. et al. PNAS 99:14506. Copyright 2002, The National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
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24National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine National Research CouncilOver the past decade, stem cells have gained a place in most Americans’ vocabularies— discussions of them appear on TV and radio news programs, in newspapers and magazines, and even in political campaigns across the country. As stem cells have come to the forefront of medical research, the ethical controversies over embryonic stem cells have become prominent. This booklet is designed to provide basic knowledge to facilitate thinking about and understanding the scientific and ethical issues surrounding stem cells. It is intended to help readers more easily interpret news about stem cells,Many clinics offering stem cell treatments
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