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Wisconsin aims to keep up in changing stem-cell world

Madison, Wis. Recent developments in Washington and Korea could have a lasting impact on Wisconsin's stem cell community, putting more roadblocks in scientists' search for funding.

Following a successful effort by South Korean scientists to create "patient-specific" embryonic-stem-cell lines from the DNA of injured patients, President Bush has renewed his opposition to legislation......

Full article >>> Wisconsin may be on the governor's side. A recent poll conducted by Cures for Tomorrow, a pro-stem cell organization in Wisconsin, showed that of 500 polled Wisconsinites, 69 percent supported stem-cell research in the state and 59 percent said the state should provide more funding. 41 percent had strong support for continued research.

"There's a ton of research going on in Madison, and t......

Full article >>> new bill passes it would be a tremendous boost for research into disorders such as Down's syndrome, a benefit Clark says would outweigh any potential competition with other universities.

"We can still do research with the existing cell lines, but moving into developmental research will be hindered," Clark said. "For the future [the federal ban] will affect the status quo."

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