Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
IDAHO HAS A strong academic foundation for bio—medical research and works in collaboration with regional and national organizations to perform basic research and clinical trials using adult stem cells for cancer treatment. As no federal legislation in the United States regulates stem cell research (except by an executive order to not allow federal funding to be used for embryonic stem cell research except on human embryonic stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001), each state is responsible for determining policy and funding for stem cell research. Idaho has no clear position on stem cell research, making it an allowable and unregulated activity. Public and private funding is available through competitive grant funding, but no money is dedicated by the state for stem cell research. Mountain States Tumor Institute at St. Luke's in Boise has been treating cancer for over ...