The global geographies of stem cell research activity and policy

UK“Today’s Financial Times has a full page analysis (’An industry to grow‘) that examines aspects of state-society-economy relations with respect to stem cell research. The author, Clive Cookson (who also runs the FT.com Science Blog), deftly weaves five threads through the article: the role of the state in shaping a very geographically uneven development process; the role of key university-based researchers (like UW-Madison’s James Thomson) in spurring on innovation; the evolution of technology in shaping the research process and associated ethical debates; the evolving role of the private sector in fueling (or not) stem cell research and associated commercialization dynamics; and the factors shaping the actual and perceived temporal dimensions of stem cell research …” (more)

[GlobalHigherEd, 25 June]

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