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NIH Genetics & Ethics Resources and Listings

Bioethics and the NIH

Office of Science Policy and Planning (OSPP)
The principal site for science policy and planning for the NIH, OSPP coordinates the Trans-NIH Bioethics Committee (T-NBC) as well as activities in science policy, planning, biomarkers, and economic studies.

Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA)
Monitors scientific progress in human genetics research in order to anticipate future developments, including ethical, legal, and social concerns, in basic and clinical research involving Recombinant DNA, Genetic Testing, and Xenotransplantation. It also manages the operation of advisory committees.

Policy and Ethics
Information from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Resources regarding critical issues and legislation surrounding genetics research.

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Program
Of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) - established in 1990 to to identify, analyze, and address the ethical, legal, and social implications of the Human Genome Project (HGP) at the same time the basic science issues are being studied. The web site provides background information, press releases, links to genome ethics policy and legislation and off-site funding for genome ethics research.

Bioethics Documents
Guidelines, FAQs, fact sheets, position statements, and reports

Named Populations in Genetic Studies

Academic Centers involved in teaching bioethics

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Genetics Resources on the Web (GROW)
Listing of organizations that have come together to provide a forum for high-quality information about human genetics

International Organizations
Handle bioethical issues from a global or non-U.S. perspective

Professional Bioethics Organizations
Professional forums and societies

NIH Listing of Online Stem Cell Resources

NIH Research Ethics and Stem Cells

Stem Cell Research, the Official NIH Resource

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine
A 2002 report from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.

Stem Cells: The International Journal of Cell Differentiation and Proliferation
A collection of selected papers and archives of past issues freely available online.

MedlinePlus Health Information Site on Stem Cells and Stem Cell Transplantation
Links to latest news from the NIH and elsewhere, clinical trials, research, organizations, newsletters and statistics about stem cells.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC)
Archived reports (including Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, 1999) from the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, whose charter expired in October 2001.

Monitoring Stem Cell Research
A 2004 report from the President's Council on Bioethics.


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