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Research involving human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) being conducted by GW faculty, staff or students or involving the use of GW facilities or resources is subject to oversight by the GW Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight (ISCRO) Committee. Covered research includes:
- All research using human embryonic stem cells (hESCs);
- All research involving somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) involving human cells;
- Other hPSCs (e.g., human induced pluripotent stem cells [iPSCs], human embryonic germ cells [hEGCs]) where the research involves;
- Introduction of the cells into humans;
- Introduction of the cells into the central nervous system of non-human primates;
- Introduction of the cells into non-human animals and there is a reasonable possibility of the cells giving rise to gametes; or
- Creation of gametes or embryos.
*Procedures adapted from Johns Hopkins University and ISCRO application adapted from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.