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WiCell to host new national stem cell bank

Madison, Wis. -- The WiCell Research Institute's announcement Monday that it has been awarded a prestigious four-year, $16 million federal contract to create the nation's first National Stem Cell Bank is a sign of respect for the state's pioneering and innovative approach to the new field of research.

But, in the face of continued Wisconsin legislative opposition to embryonic stem ......

Full article >>> very important, I hope that NIH will ultimately decide to fund additional similar centers across the United States to support this rapidly expanding field," Thomson added.

Baldwin said the selection shows the quality of work done at WiCell.

"The scientific community clearly recognizes the significance and quality of the work done at WiCell," she said. But she was critical of the......

Full article >>> ntists, said Carl Gulbrandsen, WiCell board president and managing director of WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The new price will be $500. That will make the stem cell lines available to a greater number of scientists, he said.

Scientists wish to understand the properties of as many individual stem cell lines as possible and to standardize methods for growing them. While t......

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