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Download as PDF 10667 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 46 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Title 3— Executive Order 13505 of March 9, 2009 The President Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Research involving human embryonic stem cells and human non-embryonic stem cells has the potential to lead to better understanding and treatment of many disabling diseases and conditions. Advances over the past decade in this promising scientific field have been encouraging, leading to broad agreement in the scientific community that the research should be supported by Federal funds. For the past 8 years, the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fund and conduct human embryonic stem cell research has been limited by Presidential actions. The purpose of this order is to remove these limitations on scientific inquiry, to expand NIH support for the exploration of human stem cell research, and in so doing to enhance the contribution of America’s scientists to important new discoveries and new therapies for the benefit of humankind. Sec. 2. Research. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary), through the Director of NIH, may support and conduct responsible, scientifically worthy human stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cell research, to the extent permitted by law. Sec. 3. Guidance. Within 120 days from the date of this order, the Secretary, through the Director of NIH, shall review existing NIH guidance and other widely recognized guidelines on human stem cell research, including provisions establishing appropriate safeguards, and issue new NIH guidance on such research that is consistent with this order. The Secretary, through NIH, shall review and update such guidance periodically, as appropriate. Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:51 Mar 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11MRE0.SGM 11MRE0 10668 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 11, 2009 / Presidential Documents Sec. 5. Revocations. (a) The Presidential statement of August 9, 2001, limiting Federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells, shall have no further effect as a statement of governmental policy. (b) Executive Order 13435 of June 20, 2007, which supplements the August 9, 2001, statement on human embryonic stem cell research, is revoked. THE WHITE HOUSE, March 9, 2009. [FR Doc. E9–5441 Filed 3–10–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:51 Mar 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11MRE0.SGM 11MRE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Billing code 3195–W9–P

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Executive Order 13505--Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific 
Research Involving Human Stem Cells



Memorandum of March 9, 2009--Presidential Signing Statements



Memorandum of March 9, 2009--Scientific Integrity


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 11, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13505 of March 9, 2009

                
Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific 
                Research Involving Human Stem Cells

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Policy. Research involving human embryonic 
                stem cells and human non-embryonic stem cells has the 
                potential to lead to better understanding and treatment 
                of many disabling diseases and conditions. Advances 
                over the past decade in this promising scientific field 
                have been encouraging, leading to broad agreement in 
                the scientific community that the research should be 
                supported by Federal funds.

                For the past 8 years, the authority of the Department 
                of Health and Human Services, including the National 
                Institutes of Health (NIH), to fund and conduct human 
                embryonic stem cell research has been limited by 
                Presidential actions. The purpose of this order is to 
                remove these limitations on scientific inquiry, to 
                expand NIH support for the exploration of human stem 
                cell research, and in so doing to enhance the 
                contribution of America's scientists to important new 
                discoveries and new therapies for the benefit of 
                humankind.

                Sec. 2. Research. The Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services (Secretary), through the Director of NIH, may 
                support and conduct responsible, scientifically worthy 
                human stem cell research, including human embryonic 
                stem cell research, to the extent permitted by law.

                Sec. 3. Guidance. Within 120 days from the date of this 
                order, the Secretary, through the Director of NIH, 
                shall review existing NIH guidance and other widely 
                recognized guidelines on human stem cell research, 
                including provisions establishing appropriate 
                safeguards, and issue new NIH guidance on such research 
                that is consistent with this order. The Secretary, 
                through NIH, shall review and update such guidance 
                periodically, as appropriate.

                Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be 
                implemented consistent with applicable law and subject 
                to the availability of appropriations.

                    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise affect:

  (i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the 
head thereof; or

  (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

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                Sec. 5. Revocations. (a) The Presidential statement of 
                August 9, 2001, limiting Federal funding for research 
                involving human embryonic stem cells, shall have no 
                further effect as a statement of governmental policy.

                    (b) Executive Order 13435 of June 20, 2007, which 
                supplements the August 9, 2001, statement on human 
                embryonic stem cell research, is revoked.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 9, 2009.

[FR Doc. E9-5441
Filed 3-10-09; 11:15 am]
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