ESC research cannot be ignored

Singh, Nandita
January 2012
BioSpectrum;Jan2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p100
The author comments on the issues concerning embryonic stem cell (ESC) research in India. She highlights the decision of California-based Geron Corp. to exit in the market for ESC research to focus on other projects. She emphasizes the role of the government to impose policies to provide a clear direction for Indian researchers on the study of regenerative medicine.


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