Pluripotent stem cells, including human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) afford a unique opportunity for investigators to address fundamental research questions of central interest to NIGMS. Since 2002, when NIGMS hosted its first Workshop on the Basic Biology of Mammalian Stem Cells, NIGMS has supported a series of initiatives and meetings to better understand the unique properties of pluripotent stem cells and to consider how these cells might be exploited as a model system to advance the study of basic research problems. Below are links to announcements and results of those initiatives, workshop reports and other resources.
Learn some stem cell basics.
View stem cell initiatives-related listings from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the official publication for NIH research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
Read stem cell initiatives announcements and results.
Read stem cell meeting reports.
Reach stem cell initiatives program staff.
NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry
NIH Stem Cell Information
NIH Stem Cell Task Force
Once Upon a Stem Cell
Mastering Stem CellsMarch 2008 Findings feature article on NIGMS-supported stem cell research.
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