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Established in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest academic institution in the United States. Located in the greater Boston area, the university is surrounded by a large number of research institutions and hospitals. Harvard researchers have been committed to stem cell research since the emergence of the field, and Harvard University Medical School has joined with 18 hospitals and research institutions in the area to establish the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, facilitating participants’ sharing of ideas for new research and therapies, findings on existing research, and resources for conducing stem cell research.

Boasting 1,000 scientists, the Harvard stem cell initiative is the largest stem cell consortium in the world, encompassing the Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean ...

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