RIKEN suspends first clinical trial involving induced pluripotent stem cells

@article{Garber2015RIKENSF,
  title={RIKEN suspends first clinical trial involving induced pluripotent stem cells},
  author={Ken Garber},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={890-891}
}
  • K. Garber
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Biotechnology
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