Japanese university secures patent for developing stem cells

09/15/2008 | Mainichi Daily News (Tokyo) · Google

Japanese regulators have awarded Kyoto University a patent on the fundamental method for producing induced pluripotent stem cells, which can develop into organs or nerves. Such cells can help scientists sidestep ethical concerns linked to the use of embryonic stem cells in research. The university intends to grant Japanese academic centers and nonprofit research groups access to the technology without charging fees.

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