Stem Cell Registry

A new international registry for stem cell research is now being run out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer has details.PFEIFFER: The free online registry will compile worldwide research on human embryonic stem cells conducted by universities, commercial ventures, and stem cell banks. Melissa Walsh of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center says this type of clearinghouse will benefit researchers, doctors, and patients alike.

WALSH: Stem cell research is such a growing field and a critical field that the ability to uncover all of the research that's happening both published and unpublished will really be critical to advancing the forward momentum of that research.

PFEIFFER: The registry will include detailed information on every line of stem cells studied to date.

This program aired on September 12, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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