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U.S. Revokes Stem Cell Patent

NY Times “The United States Patent and Trademark Office has made a preliminary decision to revoke fundamental patents on human embryonic stem cells that some scientists...

Disease mimicked in culture

Nature, Editor’s Summary “The inherited disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), one of the most common neurological disorders causing death in childhood, is caused by mutations in...

Salary for CIRM head despite deficit

Nature “The board of California's state stem-cell agency has voted to pay its chairman a salary, even as the state plunges deeper into financial crisis.” Read...

US stem-cell research expands

Nature News “Nearly 11 years after Wisconsin-led researchers reported the first isolation of human embryonic stem cells, the field became eligible this week for broad research...

Scientist: Stem Cells Could End Animal Testing

CNN.com “LONDON, England (CNN) — As well as their potential for creating effective therapies for debilitating diseases, embryonic stem cells could open the door to improved...

Stem cell efforts hit state roadblock

The San Diego Union Tribune “State laws that are aimed at putting California at the global forefront of stem cell science are stymieing a promising avenue...

Stem-cell futures

Nature”Given his campaign promises, it seems likely that US President elect Barack Obama will move quickly after his inauguration on 20 January to lift the Bush administration's restrictions...