Contamination of Stem Cell Lines

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President Bush has limited stem cell research to cell lines created before August 2001. Now, UC San Diego and the Salk institute for Biological Studies report that all those lines are almost certain to be rejected by human bodies if they-re ever transplanted for medical purposes. But what-s bad for Bush may be good for California and its new $3 billion stem cell industry, created by voters last November. We talk to Professor Ajit Varki, the study's lead author, and to Proposition 71 author Bob Klein, who now chairs the Independent Citizens- Committee which will oversee stem cell research at the newly created California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
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LAHSA report, Homelessness in LA

UCSD on contamination of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

President Bush on stem cell research

Nature Medicine article on contamination of existing stem cell lines

Johnny Carson



Warren Olney


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