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HHS Denies Report Claiming NIH Canceling Research Contract Involving Human Fetal Tissue

Science: Report that NIH will cancel fetal tissue research contract fuels controversy
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., is vigorously contesting a report, published by the Washington Post, that it has decided to cancel a $2-million-a-year contract that funds work using human fetal tissue to develop mice with humanlike immune systems for testing drugs against HIV. HHS officials insist they have made no decision on the contract, and say they are still in the process of completing a previously announced review of all federally funded research that uses human fetal tissue derived from elective abortions…” (Wadman, 12/5).