NIH Reverses Trump-Era Ban On Fetal Tissue Research

By Beth Wang / April 16, 2021 at 7:43 PM
The National Institutes of Health on Friday (April 16) reversed a Trump-era ban on human fetal tissue research, and said it will not convene another meeting of NIH’s Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, which had called for the government to withhold federal funding from fetal tissue research. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra forecasted the announcement during a Thursday (April 15) House appropriations subcommittee hearing. At the time, he only said NIH would be making an announcement related to the...

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