How Fetal Tissue Ban Affects Research on Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Fetal tissue has been used to develop vaccines as well as “humanized mice” used in pre-clinical trials.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The era of government-funded fetal tissue research to develop treatments for a host of diseases may be coming to an end — or at least put on pause for a while.

The Trump administration is ending all research conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) using human fetal tissue from elective abortion as well as a new “competitive renewal process” for research using fetal tissue funded through the NIH, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced in a statement.

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