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Pioneering Stem Cell Bank Will Soon Be Open for Deposits

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Science  13 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5588, pp. 1784
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5588.1784a

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The world's first embryonic stem cell bank should be up and running within a year. The U.K. Medical Research Council announced on 9 September that it has awarded a contract to establish the new bank, which will collect and distribute stem cell lines derived from human embryos and fetal and adult tissue.