The NIH Director
NIH Statement by Dr. Francis Collins on the August 24th, 2012 Stem Cell Ruling
August 24, 2012
Today’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals is important news for patients. President Obama is committed to supporting responsible stem cell research and today’s ruling was another step in the right direction. NIH will continue to move forward, conducting and funding research in this very promising area of science. The ruling affirms our commitment to the patients afflicted by diseases that may one day be treatable using the results of this research.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health