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Universities Could End Research on Some Federally Eligible Stem-Cell Lines

Publication Date: 
July 28, 2008
Source: 
The Chronicle Of Higher Education
Author: 
Josh Keller

Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely is quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story about the need to stop research on some of the federally eligible stem cell lines because of ethical considerations:

Hank Greely, a law professor at Stanford, an expert in biomedical ethics, and chairman of California's advisory committee on human embryonic stem-cell research, would not comment on any discussions by the university. But he said Mr. Streiffer's research raised "real questions" about the lines.

"They need to be examined," Mr. Greely said. "Based on what he turned over, it looks like they did a poor job of vetting those lines, and that's really a shame."