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Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO)

Prohibited Research

Prohibited hESC Research Activities

No UW personnel shall engage in and no UW facilities, equipment or other resources shall be utilized for any of the following:

  • Human reproductive cloning;
  • In vitro culture of an intact human embryo for more than 12 days of development or until formation of the primitive streak, whichever occurs first;
  • Payment to a donor solely for the purpose of creating a human embryo to be used in hESC research;
  • Implanting a chimeric embryo containing non-human cells, including ESC, into the uterus of a human;
  • Implanting a chimeric embryo containing hESC into the uterus of a nonhuman primate and allowing the resulting pregnancy to progress to the point of independent viability;
  • Breeding of a chimeric animal having hESC that were introduced during any stage of the animal’s embryonic or fetal development;
  • Breeding of a chimeric animal having hESC where there is a reasonable possibility that human genetic material could be incorporated into the animal’s germ cells;
  • Using federal funds to engage in ineligible hESC research; or
  • Engaging in hESC research in a manner that is contrary to any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

The above excerpt was taken from GIM 36, Section V-C

If you have questions on whether this applies to your research, please contact escro@u.washington.edu.