Press Release

REPORT: A Life Sciences Crucible

Stem Cell Research and Innovation Done Responsibly and Ethically

By Michael Rugnetta , Michael Peroski | January 16, 2009

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Interactive timeline: A Brief History of Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report, entitled “A Life Sciences Crucible: Stem Cell Research and Innovation Done Responsibly and Ethically.”

The authors, Michael Rugnetta, CAP Fellows Assistant for the Progressive Bioethics Initiative, and Michael Peroski, outline in detail new policy recommendations and guidelines for research in this field that are based on good science and sound ethical principles.

An excerpt is below:

“It is time for the United States to stake its claim as the world leader in regenerative medicine, which promises to become a vital component of the cutting edge of life sciences research and innovation in the 21st century. To ensure research in this newly emerging field of life sciences is conducted responsibly and ethically, the federal government must reform its stem cell research policy in order to fund embryonic stem cell research that is robust and comprehensive as well as cautious and principled.”

Read the full report (pdf)

Download the executive summary (pdf)

Interactive timeline: A Brief History of Stem Cell Research