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Australia Pushes Stem Cell Advantage

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Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1779-1781
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5574.1779

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SYDNEY-- Australia's new policy on embryonic stem (ES) cells has already started to pay big dividends for researchers. Last week the government announced that it will invest $25 million in a new Center for Stem Cells and Tissue Repair at Monash University in Melbourne that will work to develop therapies for blood and tissue diseases based on new and existing ES cell lines.