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Twenty Years On....

Updated: Apr 7, 2019

"What is surprising is how far we've come and how fast we've gotten there," says Tenneille Ludwig, director of the Stem Cell Bank at WiCell, a non-profit affiliate of UW-Madison that studies, distributes and characterizes stem cells for research. Ludwig is the senior author of a paper published today (Nov. 1, 2018) in the journal Cell Stem Cell describing the global scope and economic impact of stem cell science, including the clinical, industrial and research use of the cells.

"In the first several years, there were only about 80 papers in the whole field," notes Ludwig. "Now, twenty years in, there are tens of thousands. It is pretty remarkable."

University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Twenty years on, measuring the impact of human stem cells." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 November 2018. <>.


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