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Located in the northwestern United States, Washington, informally known as the Evergreen State, is a diverse state home to major scenic attractions, international information technology companies, and a significant agricultural economy. The state has the intellectual, workforce, and legislative climate favorable to research with stem cells and stem cell-containing tissues. Milestones in the history of stem cell research were conducted at institutions in Washington.

On November 11, 1889, Washington became the 42nd state admitted to the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north. Washington State had a population of over 6.7 million people in 2010. Population is particularly dense in the Seattle metropolitan ...

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