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The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), founded in 2003, is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to defending stem cell research and the right of patients to benefit from therapies developed through stem cell research. GPI is headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida, with an office in Washington, DC. GPI’s leadership team includes Bernard Siegel (founder and executive director), Alan Fernandez (associate director), Jerry Frenz (chief financial officer), and Mara Levanthal (communications coordinator).

GPI provides leadership to the pro-cures movement, which includes many different types of stakeholders, such as scientists, physicians, patients and patient advocates, bioethicists, industrialists, educators, and politicians. Despite their differences, individuals and organizations in the pro-cures movement typically agree that barriers (including funding restrictions) that inhibit stem cell research should be removed, as should ...

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