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This project was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (unnumbered contract); California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (unnumbered contract); The Ellison Medical Foundation (Contract No. OP-CW-0405-13); Howard Hughes Medical Institute (unnumbered contract); International Society for Stem Cell Research (unnumbered contract); and U.K. Academy of Medical Sciences (unnumbered contract). The project was also sponsored by the Presidents’ Committee Funds of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
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COVER: Fluorescence microscopy of pluripotent mouse stem cells undergoing differentiation into a variety of cell lineages. Photo credit: Pablo Perez-Pinera, Jonathan Brunger, Farshid Guilak, and Charles Gersbach, Duke University.
Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NAS (National Academy of Sciences). 2014. Stem cell therapies: Opportunities for ensuring the quality and safety of clinical offerings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.