S.723 - Stem Cell Research Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 04/05/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/05/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.723 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Stem Cell Research Act of 2001 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to only conduct, support, or fund research on human embryos for the purpose of generating embryonic stem cells and utilizing stem cells that have been derived from embryos in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Introduced in Senate (04/05/2001)
Makes it unlawful for any person receiving Federal funds to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human embryos for valuable consideration if such action affects interstate commerce.
Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to issue guidelines expanding on the rules governing human embryonic stem cell research to include rules that govern the derivation of stem cells from donated embryos under this Act.