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Researchers Concerned About Fetal Tissue Subpeonas

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Universities sent a letter to the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives — which is investigating fetal tissue research — opposing subpoenas that could reveal the identities of people involved with the research including researchers, staff and graduate students. “Many scientists and physicians are deeply concerned for their safety and that of their patients, colleagues, and students in light of inflammatory statements and reports surrounding fetal tissue donation,” the letter says. “We are troubled that this information is being sought without any rules or process in place to govern how the Panel will use and protect personally identifiable and other sensitive information.”