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Scottish scientists hope to supply human stem cells at low cost in 2007

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:721
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Scientists in Scotland expect to supply international research teams with quality assured human embryonic stem cells next year for research and therapeutic purposes.

    They aim to make cell lines available at low cost to help promote worldwide efforts to exploit the potential of stem cell technology to treat disease and develop drugs.

    The initiative is the result of the establishment of Roslin Cells, a publicly funded and not for profit research centre. It combines the expertise of the Roslin Institute, which cloned Dolly the sheep; scientists at the University of Edinburgh; …

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