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International Stem Cell Research

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The International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF) is made up of 14 leading funders of stem cell research from around the world. It was founded in January 2003 to encourage international collaboration and funding support for stem cell research, with the overall aim of promoting global good practice and accelerating progress in this vitally important area of biomedical science.

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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.

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The UK Medical Research Council sponsors the UK Stem Cell Bank, which is responsible for storing, characterizing, and supplying ethically approved, quality-controlled stem cell lines for medical research and treatment.

The following is a selection of Web sites representing foreign organizations involved in stem cell research.

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