Legal Considerations:
Embryonic Cell Research

Legal considerations
      • 1973 moratorium on government financing for human embryo research
      • 1988 NIH Panel voted 19-2 in favor of government funding
      • 1989 DHHS Secretary Sullivan extended the moratorium
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The next nine slides examine the current status of embryonic and cloning laws. Shortly after the Supreme Court decision mandating abortion in the United States, a moratorium was placed on government funding of human embryo research. The NIH voted in favor of government funding, but the moratorium was extended by DHHS Secretary Sullivan.
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