NCER states position on use of CRISPR/Cas-9

Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research encourages the continued use of CRISPR/Cas-9 in animal research and in adult human cell cultures as a means toward it’s eventual safe and efficacious use for the correction of disease genes in adult human beings. NCER agrees with the calls for a self-imposed moratorium and an international meeting on the […]

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A guide to CRISPR, the human gene-editing tool that has scientists excited — and terrified

We are now one step closer to designer babies. Using a technique called CRISPR, geneticists in China recently modified the DNA of nonviable human embryos and published the results in the journal Protein & Cell. Editing the genetic material of human embryos was a first — and the April 18 publication of the results set off a cascade […]

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Gene, stem cell therapies may have far-reaching implications for coronary artery grafts

As seen in Science Daily – June 9, 2015 Source:Creighton University Summary:Researchers are exploring the potential for gene and stem cell therapy in coronary artery bypass grafts to prevent re-occlusion in the grafted vein. Based on animal studies, the team is seeing a marked improvement in preventing re-occlusion, with no side effects A Creighton University […]

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Featured Team Members

  • Greg Schleppenbach

    Greg Schleppenbach is State Director of the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro Life Activities. He is in charge of coordin...

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    Ken Knaus is happily retired from 25+ years as a sales professional in healthcare. He spends much of his time working wi...

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    Carol has 34 years of combined Scientific Research, Teaching, and Pharmaceutical Sales with a proven track record in exc...

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    Bryan J. Van Deun, Ed.D., spent 42 years in educational administration and nonprofit fundraising leadership positions in...


The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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