Friday, December 16, 2011

CIRM makes $30M deposit toward stem cell bank

California’s stem cell research funding agency wants to make a $30 million investment in the banking business.
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s three-part strategy ultimately will create a stem cell bank for so-called pluripotent stem cells that can be manipulated to form skin, heart or other types of cells. It would allow researchers to more quickly and efficiently create “disease-in-a-dish” models of genetically complex diseases like diabetes, asthma, autism or heart disease.
Although the bank would house some embryonic stem cell lines, the project’s emphasis is on the fast-moving field of induced pluripotent stem cells, or IPS cells.

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