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H.R. 3729: Safe RESEARCH Act

Title: Safe RESEARCH Act

Introduced: Oct 8, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. [R-WI5]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Summary: Safe Responsible Ethical Scientific Endeavors Assuring Research for Compassionate Healthcare Act or the Safe RESEARCH Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the use of tissue from a spontaneous or induced abortion in research conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (A spontaneous abortion is the death of a fetus before the age of viability, also known as a miscarriage.) Research with human fetal tissue conducted or supported by the NIH must meet requirements, including informed consent requirements for the donor and researcher, currently applied only to research on the transplantation of human fetal tissue for therapeutic purposes.

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