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Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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Red Tape Holding Up Stem Cell Work?
17 March 2010 12:12 pm
Stem cell researchers are worried that they'll have to stop work with some of their favorite cell lines, NPR reported yesterday. Geneticist Julie Baker of Stanford University says she faces a "huge setback." Rigorous new paperwork requirements for getting a line listed in the National Institutes of Health stem cell registry—the only lines federally-funded researchers can use—have delayed the listing of several lines derived at the University of Wisconsin. A problem is that some embryos from which the lines were derived come from a fertility clinic in Israel. A spokesman for WiCell, a nonprofit group affiliated with the university says, "Without direct access to the records for these lines ourselves, we are working through the clinic overseas to obtain the additional documentation."