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Stem cell research

Michigan State University has long been a major contributor to advances in studies of biological systems, studying the fundamental building blocks of life – cells, proteins, genes – to understand the complexity of living systems, from microbes to mammals.

The highly interdisciplinary nature of MSU’s research community means that biologists, geneticists and others in the life and medical sciences collaborate extensively with physical scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Our progress in the area of stem cell research and regenerative medicine is no exception.

Scientists at MSU have been conducting research related to various types of stem cells since the mid-1980s. In addition to adhering to the laws of the state of Michigan, MSU’s work with stem cells will continue to be guided by the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.

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