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Report Would Open Up Research in Japan

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Science  11 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5455, pp. 949-951
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5455.949a

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TOKYO-- Japanese researchers are cheering last week's release of a report to the government that endorses the use of human stem cells in research--work that until now has been on hold. The draft report outlines a process for both publicly and privately funded scientists to follow in deriving and working with stem cells.