Stem Cell Central | Genome Technology

In ALL ARTICLES on September 2, 2009 at 11:28 am

Stem Cell Central – September 2009 – By Meredith W. Salisbury

Advances in stem cell research have been coming fast and furious in recent years, and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute has been right in the middle of the fray. Founded by scientific co-directors David Scadden and Doug Melton just five years ago, the institute was conceived as “a convening force” that would “bring together people who work on different parts of the large portfolio of research in stem cell biology and stem cell ethics and other aspects,” Scadden says. A hematologist and oncologist by training, Scadden says his perspective at the time was informed by how clinically useful stem cells appeared to be, while Melton came from a developmental biology background and had an appreciation for what the research community could do…

via Stem Cell Central | Genome Technology | DxPGx | GenomeWeb.

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