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Stem Cell Resources

Introductory Reading

Understanding Stem Cells (pdf)
An overview of the science and issues of stem cells from the National Academies (Oct. 2006)


Web Resources

Background Reading/ Briefs

AAAS Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research

Egg Donation and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

NIH Stem Cell Information

Recent Developments in Stem Cell Ethics and Policy (President's Council on Bioethics)

Stem Cell FAQ

Stem Cells at the National Academies

U.S. Congressional Research Service Reports on Stem Cells (pdf)

Guidelines and Recommendations for Research

Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, National Academies

The Hinxton Group International Consensus Statement on Stem Cells

Stem Cell Research and Applications Monitoring the Frontiers of Biomedical Research pdf (AAAS)


Americans Speak Out on Stem Cell Research (A public opinion poll by Research!America)

Public Backs Stem Cell Research (ABC News/ Belief Net Poll)

Strong Support for Stem Cell Research (Pew Research Center)

Other Web Resources

World Stem Cell Policy Map

World Stem Cell Research Centers Map

Stem Cells: The International Journal of Cell Differentiation and Proliferation


Stem Cell Research Blog
A personal blog about news and views on stem cell research and cord blood banking

American Journal of Bioethics Blog
A science blog of commentary on bioethics, written by the Editors of The American Journal of Bioethics

Think Progress Stem Cell Blog
Progressive blog of the Center for American Progress



Popular Books

The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics
Kristol, William (ed.). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002.

The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine Parson, Ann B. National Academies Press, 2006.

Promise and Politics of Stem Cell Research
Solo, Pam and Gail Pressberg. Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2006.

Academic Books

Stem Cell and Gene-Based Therapy: Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine
Battler, Alexander.Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, 2005.

Principles of Biomedical Ethics
Beauchamp, Tom L. L. and James F. Childress. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Stem Cell Repair and Regeneration
Habib, Nagy A. (ed.). Imperial College Press, 2005. Hammersmith series.

Stem Cell Research
Huber, James M. and Robert F. Almeder. Humana Press, 2004. Biomedical Ethics Reviews Series #2004.

Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press, 2005.

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology
Lanza, Robert P (ed.). Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2005.

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine
National Research Council and Institute of Medecine. National Academies Press, 2002.

Frontiers in Stem Cell Research
Spanning, Julia M. Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2006.