Health Body to Open Stem Cell Bank

by Sarah Kim ,  Korea Joongang Daily | 2012-11-28

The Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH) will be opening a national stem cell bank today in order to expand stem cell and regenerative medicine research.

The institute stated yesterday that the stem cell bank will provide a repository for human embryonic stem cell lines and also procure stem cell lines and research data through cooperation with countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.

The institute said that the stem cell bank will “abide by bioethical and safety regulations” and will be able to provide researchers with human embryonic stem cells in a timely manner and also provide a network for the stem cell community.

“This is an opportunity to boost faith and reinvigorate the nation’s research in stem cells and regenerative medicine,” expressed the institute.

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