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20th Anniversary of Stem Cell Publication on Nov 6, 2018

Celebrate the publication of this seminal paper in Science

A recent story in the journal Nature called it a “revolution,” and it’s a revolution worth celebrating.  Nov. 6, 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of publication of “Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Blastocysts.” The seminal paper, published in the journal Science, documented a breakthrough that occurred when researchers, led by James (Jamie) Thomson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed a technique to isolate and grow human embryonic stem cells in cell culture.  Co-authors of the paper were Joseph Itskovitz of the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; and Sander Shapiro, Michelle Waknitz, Jennifer Swiergiel, Vivienne Marshall and Jeffrey Jones, who at the time were all of UW–Madison. Read more at the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center website.