NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, eager to make its human embryonic stem cell lines available “to as many researchers as possible,” last month changed and clarified policies that govern how it licenses the cells.
 
The changes, which include new guidelines for company-sponsored academic research and lab-to-lab transfer of cells, have thus far been welcomed by the hESC research community.
 

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