The NCER Position on Aborted Fetal Tissue Research

POSITION SUMMARY The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research (NCER) opposes the use of human fetal tissue or cells derived from induced abortions. Such use involves complicity with the immoral act of abortion and violates the principle of informed consent. NCER supports the use of human fetal tissue derived from naturally occurring deaths such as miscarriages, […]

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Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

As seen in Science Daily:July 3, 2015 Source:University of Adelaide Summary: A new method for culturing stem cells has been developed, which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. Stem cell therapy is showing promising signs for transplant patients, and the IL-17 treated stem cells should be even more effective at preventing and […]

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Gene-Sequence Swap Using CRISPR to Cure Hemophilia

As seen in Science Daily – July 23, 2015 Source: Institute for Basic Science Summary: For the first time, chromosomal defects responsible for hemophilia have been corrected in patient-specific iPSCs using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases. Hemophilia A occurs in about 1 in 5,000 male births and almost half of severe cases are caused by identified “chromosomal inversions.” […]

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Mission

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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