October 23, 2007

Science and politics on stem cell research

The Regenerative Bioscience Center discussed the relationship and impact of science and politics on stem cell research and technology. In 2001, there were more than 50 stem cell lines for research worldwide. That number has since dwindled to 20 source lines, with three at BresaGen Inc. in Athens.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on proposed legislation to continue and advance stem cell research. The bill allows isolation of stem cells from leftover cells from fertility clinics. The research could help the environment. Research is being conducted with the Navy research lab to examine how stem cells can help detect environmental threats through neurotoxins and nerve agents, which in turn could aid national security.

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