US researchers produce 17 new embryonic stem cell lines

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:539
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Researchers in the United States have derived and identified 17 new stem cell lines from human embryos, in addition to the 15 that are currently known to be available for publicly funded research in the United States.

    The research, released on the internet this week by the New England Journal of Medicine (, is bound to stir up controversy in a country where stem cell research is a highly contentious issue.

    The new stem cell lines were derived from human …

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