February 29, 2004

New Harvard Stem Cell Research Center

This is proving to be a big weekend for stem cell news. The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that Harvard University will be announcing this April the launch of a new center for the production and study of human embryonic stem cells.
Though not housed in a central building, the initiative will be large, even by Harvard standards, with a fund-raising goal of about $100 million, according to the scientists involved...

"Harvard has the resources, Harvard has the breadth, and, frankly, Harvard has the responsibility to be taking up the slack that the government is leaving," said Dr. George Q. Daley, who is involved in planning the initiative and is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital in Boston.
U.S. Scientists are accustomed to being on the cutting edge of scientific research. It is really not surprising that there is a growing backlash against the Bush administration's ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Posted by Stephen Gordon at February 29, 2004 11:23 AM | TrackBack
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