Amended Status of Applications and Awards Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells, and Submissions of Stem Cell Lines for Eligibility Consideration

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-136

Key Dates
Release Date: September 10, 2010

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On September 9, 2010 an Order issued by the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (No. 10-5287, Filed on September 9, 2010) provided a temporary administrative stay of the district court’s August 23, 2010 preliminary injunction (PI) in the matter of Dr. James L. Sherley, et. al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al., The Court of Appeals has requested quick briefing of the motion for a stay pending appeal of the PI and could decide as early as September 20th as to whether to grant or deny a stay. 

In light of this new Order, the guidance issued by the NIH previously (NOT-OD-10-126) is rescinded.  The receipt, processing, review, and awarding of NIH applications and proposals, involving human embryonic stem cells will continue and NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry will resume.



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