Stem-cell futures

November 2008
Nature;11/20/2008, Vol. 456 Issue 7220, p282
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the future of human embryonic stem (ES) cell research and the possible move by 2008 U.S. president-elect Barack Obama to lift the restrictions on federal funding of ES projects. He suggests that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs to catch up and that many state, private, and international organizations have the expertise the NIH lacks. He believes the NIH can be a leader but should do several things to ensure its success.


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