Stem cell bank opens

November 2005
R&D Magazine;Nov2005, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p29
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This article reports on the opening of the World Stem Cell Hub (WSCH) in South Korea in mid-October 2005. Within 24 hours, WSCH was overwhelmed with 9,500 applications from individuals seeking treatment from incurable diseases. WSCH is the world's first facility to store embryonic stem cells designed to treat conditions considered incurable by traditional means. To limit the number of applications, the WSCH initially is only considering treatment for Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries.


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