UConn's New Stem Cell Lines Boost Health Research In State

By ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER |The Hartford Courant January 29, 2009
GE LIN, 35, a postdoctoral fellow in UConn's Stem Cell Core laboratory, works in his lab at the UConn Health Center in Farmington on Wednesday. He and fellow researchers developed two newlines of embryonic stem cells that are expected to boost work seeking treatments for a variety of diseases. (ROSS TAYLOR / HARTFORD COURANT / January 28, 2009)
President Barack Obama is expected to lift the restriction on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, and officials and researchers say Connecticut's head start will give it a major advantage in competing for federal research money.