University of Michigan embryonic stem cell line accepted for federal registry
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The news means the cells can be used in federally funded research, U-M said.
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“We expect these cells will be used by investigators worldwide to enhance our understanding of stem cell biology, and together with disease-specific lines, discover treatments and cures for genetic diseases,” said Gary Smith, a U-M Medical School professor who derived the line and serves as co-director of the U-M Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies in the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, in a statement.
NIH's registry currently has 147 embryonic stem cell lines.
U-M researchers are also developing several other embryonic stem cell lines — including two that have already been submitted to the NIH for consideration.