White House Ends Fetal Tissue Research by Federal Scientists

Trump administration imposes new restrictions on fetal tissue research

This new ruling will also not prevent privately funded research from using tissue samples harvested from abortions. About 200 other such contracts for fetal-tissue research involving more than $100 million in NIH grants to universities will continue for now, but they will be evaluated by a new ethics committee when they are up for renewal, the department said.

Scientists sing it is additionally the most straight forward manner to achieve a cure for HIV, the Zika virus and childhood cancers.

Controversy broke out last August when a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) surfaced detailing a contract to the fetal tissue procurement firm Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc.

"Today's move demonstrates NIH's investment in scientifically-proven methods for research: adult stem cells, iPS cells, organoids, humanized mice constructed using postnatally sourced cells and improved non-human cell lines-just to name a few", he said.

On Wednesday, the administration also said it is not renewing an expiring contract with the University of California, San Francisco, that used fetal tissue to create a human-like immune system in mice for HIV research.

This will not now impact government-funded research by universities.

"The efforts by the administration to impede this work will undermine scientific discovery and the ability to find effective treatments for serious and life-threatening disease", university Chancellor Sam Hawgood said in a statement.

'Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump's administration, ' the HHS said in a statement.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List called the decision "a major pro-life victory".

Joe Jonas Accepts Taylor Swift's Apology For 2008 Beef
Listen to both "I Believe" and " Hesitate ", and grab the lyrics inside! "It's not about the dress, it's not about the food". "It was either the courthouse or our version, and I preferred our version", the 29-year-old singer told Harpers Bazaar.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
But to their utter disappointment, persistent downpour forced the organisers to call of the match without a ball being bowled. Their lack of points from the first three games isn't the only cause of concern for the Pakistanis.

Pelicans listening to trade offers for Davis
The Lakers own the fourth overall pick in the June 20 NBA Draft, which will likely be part of any package for Davis. A number of teams are rumored to be in the mix for Davis, including the Celtics, Lakers and Clippers.

Fetal tissue has been used for a wide variety of research in the USA dating back to the 1930s, including the development of several vaccines and studies of genetic diseases.

For grants and contracts in nongovernmental research laboratories, no other funding of fetal tissue research will be interrupted.

"Prohibiting valuable research that uses fetal tissue that is otherwise going to be discarded doesn't make any sense".

Per the Associated Press, a senior first price talked about the policy transfer came from President Donald Trump, no longer the NIH Director, Francis Collins.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said the announcement is another demonstration of the Trump administration's vision of "restoring a Culture of Life to our government". "It blocks important future research vital to the development of new therapies." says Dr. Lawrence Goldstein, regenerative medicine specialist.

"When a directive such as this eliminates a whole program of research, it will reverberate throughout the country", said Randy Schekman, a victor of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and a UC Berkeley Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology.

Scientists were incensed."I think it's ultimately a bad, nonsensical policy", said Larry Goldstein, distinguished professor in the University of California San Diego's department of cellular and molecular medicine, who has advised scientific groups that use fetal tissue. "Informed consent, it said, includes a disclosure of the nature of the research including the goal of using foetal tissue, as well as informing the woman of a right to refuse to participate". But Temple said researchers would readily use alternatives to fetal tissue if that was suitable.

In response to the announcement, Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper said: "Louisiana Right to Life applauds the Trump Administration for ending a NIH contract that necessitates the experimentation on the broken bodies of aborted babies".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Air pollution kills 100,000 Indian children every year, study says
Industries can put in place technologies that will reduce the release of air pollutants from their operations. The IT/electronic revolution has also indirectly led to an increase in air pollution.

Trump to Declare New National Emergency to Impose Tariffs on Mexico
Even with more talks on Thursday, it was unclear when any resolution would come, with Trump in Europe through Friday. USA stock indexes jumped to session highs on the news, while Mexico's peso strengthened against the dollar.

National Walmart CEO says federal minimum wage is 'too low'
And in addition to raising its minimum wage, Amazon has challenged its top retail competitors to match its move to $15 an hour . McDonald's, for example, announced in March that it would no longer lobby against minimum wage hikes.

Hurts Donuts Donating To A Great Cause On National Donut Day
The " Donut Desperado" struck around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, just days before National Donut Day , South Brunswick police said. To keep the spirit of giving alive, many doughnut shops choose to celebrate this national day with free doughnuts .

Patriots' new Super Bowl rings have more than 400 diamonds, 20 sapphires
To the left of the lighthouse, each ring features the players' uniform number, encrusted in diamonds. Brady is the only player in National Football League history to win the Super Bowl six times.

Skype Brings Screen Sharing to iOS and Android for General Users
Available now for Android and iOS devices, the ability to share your mobile screen is something that users have been asking for. Skype users, there's good news! Skype supports screen sharing on Linux, Mac, Windows, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14).

Ex-Mount Carmel physician charged with murder of 25 patients
Mount Carmel has insisted that safeguards are now in place to prevent something like this from happening in the future. The murder charges against William Husel , DO, came after a six-month criminal investigation by the Columbus police.

Labour party narrowly denies Brexit party first seat in United Kingdom parliament
The Labour party narrowly has denied the Brexit party its first parliamentary seat in eastern England. The party won nearly a third of United Kingdom votes in last month's European Parliament election.

Companies added fewest jobs in 9 years in May
Larger companies typically are able to offer higher pay and more benefits and are better able to hire in a tight job market. By sector, goods-producing companies lost 43,000 private positions in May, with construction firms leading declines.

Russian and USA warships nearly collide in East China Sea
The US Navy said the incident occurred in the Philippine Sea while the Russian report said it happened in the East China Sea. In June 2016, the two traded accusations after naval ships sailed closely past each other in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Trump to decide on next China tariffs after G20 summit
This escalation has rattled global markets and wiped out more than $1.5 trillion in investments worldwide. So long as the USA is willing to accept these three points, then China will be able to resume the talks.

Budget smartphone ‘Nokia 2.2’ launched in India with 13MP camera, 3000mAh battery
HMD Global has also partnered with Reliance Jio to bundle an instant cashback of INR 2,200 along with 100 GB additional data. Specifically, the smartphones is expected to offer a dual-camera setup along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Split After 4 Years of Dating
Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and his partner, Russian model Irina Shayk have split after four years of being together. The news of their split comes just days after Irina moved out of the couple's Los Angeles home, according to reports .

Watch the Trailer for 'Jessica Jones' Third and Final Season
Today, Neflix released a brand new trailer for the final season, which will be released next week. The final season of Jessica Jones kicks off June 14 .

Irish woman among 17 killed in Dubai bus crash
Seventeen people died and three others were severely hurt in a tour bus crash in Dubai yesterday. Indian officials said that eight Indian citizens were among the dead.

Other news