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Michael Oberdorfer

Fetal Tissue Research and COVID-19

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Michael Oberdorfer

The gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to mobilize all avenues of research have prompted more than 100 professional societies, universities and research centers to call for an end to the administration's ban on fetal tissue research. In a letter to the administration, these scientific organizations say that this restriction may contribute to delays for potential treatments.

 Eric Anthony, director of policy at the International Society for Stem Cell Research, states in part: “We believe that researchers should have all of the biomedical research tools out there to develop treatments for COVID-19,” 

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