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Martin Pera: New embryonic stem cell lines

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Martin Pera: New embryonic stem cell lines
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Added: 09-02-2009
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On August 9, 2001 President Bush announced that only embryonic stem cell lines created before that date could be used in federally funded research. These pre existing lines have proven insufficient for most research. Many have genetic defects, dont grow well in the lab, represent just a narrow slice of human diversity and may be contaminated with animal products. Martin Pera has a CIRM grant to develop techniques for creating high quality new human embryonic stem cell lines. Pera is professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine and Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of Southern California.


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