ISSCR's Task Force on Unproven Stem Cell Therapies
This is a resource for both prospective patients and clinicians. In June of this year the ISSCR announced this Task Force as a way to help individuals decide whether promised therapies are likely to be safe and effective.
Stem Cell Fact Sheets
8 fact sheets help explain everything related to stem cells, including a timeline, and law & ethics regarding stem cell research. An excellent resource for students.
StemCellResources.org: the Science of Education
More than a stem cell information repository, this site is a comprehensive stem cell information portal. The site provides a well selected array of links to the best journals, policy information, glossaries, a who's who of stem cell researchers, images, lesson plans and and much more.
Society for Stem Cell Research
An extensive site providing both basic information, and more complex material prepared by scientists working on the cutting edge all over the world. Includes a both a multimedia and ethics section.
Stem Cell Information Resource
Provides archives of all previous TIME magazine stem cell articles, a basic explanation of the life of a stem cells, opinions from experts on both sides of the moral and ethical debate, as well as discussion of stem cell legislation.
CNN Stem Cell
Provides articles on explaining both the science and the politics behind stem cell research. Also has a good Flash animation explaining what embryonic stem cells are and how scientists could use them to treat disease.
of Wisconsin-Madison Embryonic Stem Cell Fact Sheet
Provides a short explanation of what embryonic stem cells are, where they come from, why they are important, and how they could be used to treat disease.
An accessible series of articles addressing the most frequently asked questions about the science, ethics and government policies of stem cells.
Stem Cells at the
The US National Academy of Sciences stem cell page examines the potential of stem cell technologies and provides a forum for discussingthe ethical implications of stem cell research. The booklet Understanding Stem Cells can be downloaded from here free.
Stem Cell Therapy: the Hope and the Hype.
Stem Cell Channel
Aimed at high school students and teachers, this educational website not only includes wide range of entertaining educational materials, such as video interviews, animations and mini-documentaries; but students are able to submit questions to some of Victoria's leading stem cell researchers.
Biotechnology Online: Stem Cells
This online resource is an Australian Govermnment initiative which has been designed to fit in with the Australian State and Territory science curriculums. There is also cross-over material discussing the broader social issues which fits in with Studies of Science and the Environment.
Learning Centre: Stem Cells in the Spotlight
A comprehensive and entertaining stem cell site for primary and secondary school students. Has a variety of animations demonstrating stem cell processes, the goals of stem cell research, as well as a discussion of the relevant ethical issues.