H.R.2433: Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of 2013

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Sponsor Diana DeGette, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action June 21, 2013
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Bill Summary

Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of 2013 -Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human stem cells, including human embryonic stem cells.

Limits such research to human embryonic stem cells that have been derived from cells from human embryos that: (1) were created using in vitro fertilization for reproductive purposes and are no longer needed for those purposes, and (2) were donated by the individuals who sought reproductive treatment with written and voluntary informed consent for the embryos to be used for research purposes and without receiving any financial or other inducements.

Requires the Secretary to maintain, review, and update as scientifically warranted guidelines applicable to the conduct or support of human stem cell research by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Prohibits the Secretary from using any funds for the conduct or sup...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
June 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.