THE STATE OF Maryland excels in biomédical education at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, as well as with numerous commercial researchers. Stem cell research is made possible through appropriate legislation, public support, and a combination of public and private funding sources, though with limited availability and instant competition for such sources, increased state funding and leveraged private investment are necessary to retain and attract top stem cell researchers and to encourage commercial growth.

As no federal legislation in the United States regulates stem cell research (except by an executive order to not allow federal funding to be used for embryonic stem cell research except on human embryonic stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001, each state is responsible for determining policy and ...

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