With ready access to respected institutions of higher learning, state-of the-art medical facilities, a healthy business environment, and the world’s busiest passenger airport, Georgia exhibits a strong commitment to stem cell research. However, public support for that research is mixed, particularly among Conservatives. In 2010, Georgia became the site of the world’s first injection of human embryonic human stem cells into a paralyzed patient. Even before that time, Dr. Nicholas Boulis of Emory University in Atlanta had been injecting adult human stem cells into patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Steven Stice, the director of the University of Georgia’s Regenerative BioScience Center, has also been conducting adult stem cells research. Concentrated in Atlanta, Athens, and Augusta, Georgia’s stem cell activity is collaborative in ...

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