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Referendum may pull California to the forefront of stem cell research

Brain cells grown from human embryonic stem cells in a UW-Madison lab. Photo courtesy Professor Su-Chun Zhang.
MADISON, Wis.A proposition on California's ballot this November may affect Wisconsin's leadership in the field of embryonic stem cell research, experts say. If passed, the Stem Cell Researc......

Full article >>> >, works with stem cells and also believes California's ballot measure will draw researchers to the coast. The Waisman Center is one of UW-Madison's research facilities.

If they do come out with those types of state funds, other states will have to compete in a way and have their own referendums, Svendsen said.

But can Wisconsin produce a proposition similar to California's? Acco......

Full article >>> m cell research. Government money is often the primary source of funding for university researchers and those wishing to tap this source for embryonic stem cell research are limited to the 78 cell lines that existed prior to Bush's statement. However, since 2001, defects have made all but 21 lines unsuitable for scientists. Five of the 21 are owned by WiCell, a non-profit subsidiary of WARF.
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Full article >>> els that while the NIH's support is a step forward, the overall restriction of federal funding will eventually result in the United States losing scientific ground to other countries. He also warned that if Wisconsin develops a reputation for not supporting stem cell research, it could negatively affect other areas of science because private investors will begin to look elsewhere.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Kristin V. Johnson 08/24/04


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