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Wiley partners with the International Society for Stem Cell Research

Parties to co-publish Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology in June 2007


Hoboken, N.J., August 29, 2006 - Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today announced they have signed a multi-year agreement to develop and publish Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology, the first comprehensive source of high-quality methods for isolating, maintaining, and differentiating embryonic and adult stem cells.

Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology will provide experimental methods established by leading investigators from around the world. Designed to help researchers realize the potential of stem cells for improving human health, the protocols will include basic and emerging technologies for the analysis of stem cells, as well as the processes underlying differentiation and development. Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology will also include detailed methodologies for isolating, propagating, differentiating, and performing genetic manipulation of stem cells from a variety of organisms, including humans; alternative methodologies for the generation of stem cells; experimental procedures to assist scientists in discovering methods to control differentiation; and promising genomic and proteomic approaches to the study of embryonic development.

"Wiley is pleased to be working with the International Society for Stem Cell Research," said Joe Ingram, Vice President and Executive Publisher of Current Protocols, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "This partnership will allow us to attain our goal of providing a comprehensive resource for this rapidly developing field. Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology offers both basic methods for novice researchers and cutting-edge methods for experienced investigators looking to expand into new areas of research."

Len Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Past President and Founder of the ISSCR, who is currently serving as Chair of the ISSCR Publications Committee, said, "This interaction between ISSCR and Current Protocols will lead to a new and valuable resource for the field."

Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology will be available in June 2007 via Wiley InterScience (, Wiley's online publishing platform.


About the International Society for Stem Cell Research
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

About Wiley InterScience
Introduced in 1997 and launched commercially in January 1999, Wiley InterScience ( is a leading international resource for quality content promoting discovery across the spectrum of scientific, technical, medical and professional endeavors. In nearly a decade, Wiley InterScience has built its reputation by regularly adding new content and functionality; offering sophisticated search and navigation capabilities; and providing robust online manuscript submission and management tools.

Today, Wiley InterScience features must-have content from more than 2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, laboratory manuals and the Cochrane Library, which is the world's best-known resource for evidence-based medicine. More than half of Wiley's journals on Wiley InterScience are digitized back to Volume 1, Issue 1 as part of the development of the journal backfile initiative. When the initiative is completed in 2007, in conjunction with Wiley's Bicentennial, Wiley InterScience will be one of the largest archives of its kind with content dating back to 1799 and over 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research.

About Wiley
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