The NIH could see its budget slashed by $5.8 billion (approximately 19 percent), while the EPA could see a $2.6 billion budget cut (around 31 percent).
May 1, 2001|
Pluripotent stem cells hold promise for transplantation therapy to treat degenerative diseases, but isolating a patient's stem cells may pose a technical limitation. In the April 27 Science, Wakayama et al. describe the application of cloning to generate embryonic stem (ES) cells (Science 2001, 292:740-743). The authors used nuclei from adult-derived somatic donor cells of five different strains of mice to produce cloned blastocysts. These were then used to derive 35 different nuclear transfer E