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NIH to Announce Fetal Tissue Research Policy, HHS Secretary Says (1)

April 15, 2021, 5:25 PM; Updated: April 15, 2021, 6:41 PM

Restrictions on fetal tissue research imposed by the Trump administration could be rolled back as early as Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said.

The National Institutes of Health “will be making an announcement I believe tomorrow,” Becerra said at a congressional hearing Thursday.

If the restrictions are lifted, it would mark a win for researchers and medical groups that said the ban imposed in June 2019 stifled a critical area of research that has been going on for decades and that has contributed to studying infectious diseases such as HIV and Zika.

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