View Full Version : Lab here turns out wealth of stem cells

10-24-2005, 08:41 AM

October 23, 2005

BY JIM RITTER (jritter@suntimes.com) Health Reporter

With little fanfare, a private Chicago lab has created a possible gold mine for researchers who hope to use embryonic stem cells to treat a wide range of diseases.

The North Side Reproductive Genetics Institute says it has created 130 distinct lines of embryonic stem cells, making it one of the largest stem cell banks in the world. "We would like to put Chicago on the map for stem cell research," said RGI Vice President Steven Szayevicz.

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