International Stem Cell Guidelines Revised, Expanded

Widely recognized stem cell research guidelines now address controversial topics such as human gene editing.

The decision by the International Society for Stem Cell Research to recommend that stem cell oversight bodies should review all embryo research comes from a recognition of rapidly advancing technologies that could make unprecedented advances in understanding human disease but also have ethical implications.

“We in the scientific community have to be vigilant—and also transparent—about the way we do the research,” George Q. Daley, a Harvard University stem cell scientist and ISSCR board member who helped craft the new guidelines. The document is titled Guidelines for Stem Cell Science and Clinical Translation.

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