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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is committed to the highest ethical standards and responsible use of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) or human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSC) in research. As part of that commitment, TTUHSC has established an Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee that provides local oversight of ethical issues related to deviation and research of these types of cells in experiments expected to yield gametes or with the intent to integrate these cells in the central nervous system of animals. This oversight is completed through review and approval of all proposed uses of human embryonic stem cells prior to their use in research conducted by TTUHSC Principal Investigators. The committee’s review will be conducted in accordance with general principles expressed in the National Academies’ Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the NIH Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research that became effective July 7, 2009.

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Beatriz A. Velez (ESCRO Coordinator) 
Research Integrity Office 
3601 4th Street (STOP 8146)
Lubbock, TX 79430