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  • By: TheodoreW. Eversole
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

AS A STATE, Utah is proud of its commitment to advanced science and technology. There are various state agencies, universities, and informal organizations that contribute at both the state and national levels to science research in its many diverse dimensions. In addition to groups such as the Utah Science Center, there is also a State Advisory Council for Science and Technology, along with a number of informal science education organizations that raise the role of science throughout the state. At the higher—research end, important investigations are carried out at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University, among the higher education establishments.

Within this wide research gamut, stem cell research is increasingly becoming one of the most important and challenging avenues of current ...

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