While South Carolina may have been late in coming to awareness of the significance of biotechnology in the 21st century, state officials are now dedicating considerable resources to the field, and researchers are using federal and state funds, private donations, and collaborations with biotechnology companies to fund stem cell research.

In 1999, the establishment of the South Carolina Biotechnology Alliance brought research institutions such as the University of South Carolina (USC), Clemson University, and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) together with government agencies and business corporations to fund projects that included stem cell research. Health Sciences South Carolina is another collaborative effort that involves both public and private institutions in stem cell research. The South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence is a ...

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