TITLE

New Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Lines to Be Made Available to Researchers

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;3/3/2004, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers at Harvard University announced today that they have derived 17 new human embryonic stem-cell lines. The new cell lines will be made available to researchers, although at this time United States policies prohibit the use of federal funds to investigate these cells. The cell lines were derived using private funds by researchers in the laboratory of Douglas A. Melton, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Harvard University. Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to yield treatments for several devastating human diseases, as well as to enhance understanding of human development.
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12471603

 

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