S. 487 (111th): Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2009

Introduced:
Feb 26, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Junior Senator from Iowa
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 26, 2009
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 873 (Related)
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2009

H.R. 4808 (Related)
Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 26, 2009
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (9D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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2/26/2009--Introduced.
Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo.
Limits such research to stem cells that meet the following requirements:
(1) the stem cells were derived from human embryos donated from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of fertility treatment, and were in excess of the needs of the individuals seeking such treatment;
(2) prior to donation, it was determined that the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded; and
(3) the individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with written informed consent and received no financial or other inducements.
Requires the Secretary to develop techniques for the isolation, derivation, production, or testing of stem cells that are capable of producing all or almost all of the cell types of the developing body and may result in improved understanding of treatments for diseases and other adverse health conditions, but that are not derived from a human embryo.
Requires the Secretary to:
(1) provide guidance concerning the next steps required for additional research;
(2) prioritize research with the greatest potential for near-term clinical benefit; and
(3) take into account techniques outlined by the President's Council on Bioethics and any other appropriate techniques and research.

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