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Located in the technological hub of Silicon Valley, Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose, was established as Leland Stanford Junior University in 1891. By 2014, the campus had grown to encompass over 2,000 faculty members and almost 7,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students. The campus is composed of seven schools in addition to hospitals and clinics. Stanford operates within the supportive environment of California, which promotes stem cell research through a state bond issue passed in 2004 that provides $3 billion in state funding over a 10-year period. Even before that time, Stanford researchers were already engaged in stem cell research, and it was among the first universities in the world to begin developing therapies for specific diseases based on stem ...

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