November 9, 1998
Human embryonic stem cells (hES cells) -- unique cells capable of forming all the different cell types and tissues in the body -- have been successfully derived and maintained in culture for the first time by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to an article to be published in the November 6 issue of the journal Science. The research was led by James A. Thomson, VMD, Ph.D., Developmental Biologist at UW-Madison, and was supported by and is licensed to Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN).
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