April 11, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Stem Cell Research Hope Act of 2007
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that promotes stem cell research for treatment of diseases, using only naturally dead embryos.
Amends the Public Health Service Act so that research is conducted without the destruction, discarding, or risk of injury to other human embryos by using only stem cells that are naturally dead (Sec. 3).
Creates a joint study between the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine to recommend a plan for an amniotic and placental stem cell bank program, and to maximize research potentials such as the collection and storage of stem cells, standards setting, information sharing, distribution reimbursement, research, and outcome measures (Sec. 4).