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Stem Cell Project Wins Final Approval

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Science  03 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5603, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5603.31a

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY-- Neuropathologist Oliver Brüstle's application to work on human embryonic stem (ES) cells finally cleared the last legal hurdle on 23 December. Brüstle, who works at the University of Bonn Medical Center, is the first German researcher to navigate a complex approval process for research on ES cells. It took more than 2 years.