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The Hottest Stem Cells Are Also the Toughest

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Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 429
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5516.429

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DURANGO, COLORADO-- In the United States, public funding for work with embryonic stem cells looks ever more uncertain, as the National Institutes of Health has put on hold its process for approving cell lines that government-funded scientists can use (see p. 415). That move comes as the handful of privately funded labs already using the cells are reporting progress--albeit limited--in manipulating these temperamental cells.