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January 29, 2021

 
UConn Researchers Create Two New Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines

UConn Researchers have created two new human embryonic stem cell lines and are making the lines available to academic researchers to study the therapeutic potential of the cells.

The two new lines are a milestone in the state's pioneering stem cell program approved by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed by Governor Jodi M. Rell in 2005. The program commits $100 million to fund stem cell research and training programs for 10 years.

"We have a track record now, which I think will be looked upon very favorably in Washington," said Paul Pescatello, president and CEO of CURE.

President Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. Connecticut's head start could give it a major advantage in competing for federal research money.

View the official UConn press release.
View the Hartford Courant article.
View the Connecticut Post article.
View the New Haven Register article.
View the New Britain Herald article.
View the Middletown Press editorial.

Scientists from UConn's Stem Cell Core Laboratory, where the breakthrough took place, are among the international stem cell researchers who will be participating in the StemCONN 09 symposium in New Haven March 23-24. Click here for more.

 
 
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