Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 24th, 2003
"Human embryonic stem (hES) cells hold great promise for future use in various research areas, such as human developmental biology and cell-based therapies. Traditionally, these cells have been cultured on mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder layers, which permit continuous growth in an undifferentiated stage. To use these unique cells in human therapy, an animal-free culture system must be used, which will prevent exposure to mouse retroviruses," investigators in Israel report.
"Animal-free culture systems for hES cells enjoy three major advantages in the basic culture...
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