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An international gap in human ES cell research

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Figure 1: The number of publications using or deriving hES cells increases over time in each category and MTAs executed for access to the WiCell-owned H-lines led that trend.


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This research was conducted with funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Dean of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the Life Science, Values, and Society Program at the University of Michigan. The authors gratefully acknowledge assistance from Carl Gulbrandsen and Andrew Cohn of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation as well as useful comments from Renee Anspach, Rebecca Eisenberg, Sue O'Shea, Woody Powell, Bhaven Sampat, Toby Smith, Matt Velkey and participants at the LSVSP Bioethics Seminar at the University of Michigan

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Owen-Smith, J., McCormick, J. An international gap in human ES cell research. Nat Biotechnol 24, 391–392 (2006).

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