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National Stem Cell Bank

  • By: Madiha Baig, Quratulain Khan, Sidra Farooq, Sanniya Ghauri, Ammara Iftikhar & Sana Asad
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

OVER THE PAST few years, stem cells have played a major role in our approach toward medical issues. The availability of different stem cell lines encourages modern and state—of-the—art therapeutics for the future. This promises to save many lives and lead to great advancements in medical treatment.

The National Stem Cell Bank (NSCB) stores different human embryonic stem cell lines (hESCs). Located near the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, this bank contains the stem cell lines that are listed on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stem Cell Registry. These stem cell lines are the only ones for which federal funding is allowed for research.

The National Stem Cell Bank holds 13 of the 21 cell lines that are on the National Institutes of Health ...

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