International coordination of large-scale human induced pluripotent stem cell initiatives: Wellcome trust and ISSCR workshops white paper

Filipa A.C. Soares, Michael Sheldon, Mahendra Rao, Christine Mummery, Ludovic Vallier

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There is growing recognition of the potential value of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) for understanding disease and identifying drugs targets. This has been reflected in the establishment of multiple large-scale hiPSC initiatives worldwide. Representatives of these met recently at a workshop supported by the Welcome Trust in the UK and in a focus session at the 2014 ISSCR annual meeting in Vancouver. The purpose was to discuss strategies for making thousands of hiPSC lines widely available with as few restrictions as possible while retaining financial viability and donor privacy. The outcome of these discussions is described here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-939
Number of pages9
JournalStem Cell Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 9 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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