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Located in the upper midwestern United States, Wisconsin boasts many scenic attractions and a thriving agricultural economy. The state also is home to institutions that have revolutionized stem cell science, including the University of Wisconsin, where in 1995, researchers isolated the first embryonic stem cells from rhesus monkeys, and then in 1998, isolated the first human embryonic stem cells.

On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state admitted to the United States. The former Wisconsin Territory gets its name from American Indians. Sharing borders with Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, and two of the Great Lakes, Wisconsin features natural scenery and ample tourism opportunities, including two national parks. The population of approximately 5.7 million people is spread across 72 counties. The state has significant populations of ...

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