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A glossary for stem-cell biology

Naturevolume 441page1060 (2006) | Download Citation



Stem-cell biology is in a phase of dynamic expansion and is forming connections with a broad range of basic and applied disciplines. The field is simultaneously exposed to public and political scrutiny. A common language in the stem-cell community is an important tool for coherent exposition to these diverse audiences, not least because certain terms in the stem-cell vocabulary are used differently in other fields.

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  1. European Consortium for Stem Cell Research (EuroStemCell), Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JQ, UK

    • Austin Smith


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