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China looks to expand stake in stem cell technology | Reuters

In ALL ARTICLES, BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on April 8, 2009 at 7:01 am

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BEIJING, April 8 (Reuters) – China will build Asia’s biggest base to develop uses for stem cell medical technology, which the health minister described as having huge potential for development, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Stem cell techniques use the body’s master cells to create new cells that medical researchers hope can be used to fight diseases and heal injuries. Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu said his country could become a leader in finding uses for the technology.

“The stem cell and regenerative medicine sector is one of China’s new high-tech biological sectors with the strongest development potential,” Chen said in a message marking the launch of the project in eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday, according to the the Ta Kung Pao, a mainland-run Hong Kong paper.

via China looks to expand stake in stem cell technology | Reuters.

  1. China is one of the biggest stem cell treatment and therapy market now. A lot of patients with illnesses are flocking to china for treatment. A two year old girl cured her blindness in china recently. Its amazing china is devoting themselves for stem cells. Stem cell research should be less controversial in china as opposed to US.

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