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Human Stem Cell Research Gains Grounds in the US

Published: January 25, 2009

news_33896Stem cell research is making another step to the future in the United States. Geron Corp, a California-based company has won the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to use embryonic cells to heal people suffering from spinal cord injury.

President and chief executive officer of the company, Thomas B. Okarma said the project “is the dawn of a new era in medical therapeutics.” He also added that the FDA’s decision has nothing to do with the change of administration in Washington, even if, unlike former president George W. Bush, Barack Obama has voiced strong support for human embryonic stem cell research.

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