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Ethical Considerations

All human stem cell research carried out at Rensselaer is reviewed for ethical appropriateness by the Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. Ethical standards upheld by the committee reflect the recommendations set forth by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

The National Academy of Sciences set forth guidelines in 2005, and updated those guidelines in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

ISSCR Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

ISSCR Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells