Contact: Abby Robinson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caption: In a survey conducted by Georgia Tech, US stem cell scientists cited four main reasons for their problems accessing human embryonic stem cell lines: difficulty obtaining material transfer agreements, failure to acquire research approval from internal institutional oversight committees, cell line owners that were unwilling to share and federal policy considerations.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Kay Lindsey
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