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Trends in the geographic distribution of human embryonic stem-cell research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16859385     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
Human embryonic stem-cell (hESC) research offers substantial potential benefits but has generated politically influential controversies and, in the United States, funding restrictions. Some observers fear the United States has been falling behind nations more permissive in this field, but policy debate has remained largely anecdotal. This study reports citation data indicating that the share of hESC research publications credited to the United States in the six years following the introduction of key technologies was significantly less than in five less contentious biomedical-research areas. The United States share of hESC publications fell sharply in 2003 and remained near this reduced level in 2004. Putative explanations are reviewed and several implications discussed.
Aaron Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0730-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Politics Life Sci     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-24     Completed Date:  2006-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800535     Medline TA:  Politics Life Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-5     Citation Subset:  E    
Doctoral Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research / statistics & numerical data*,  trends*
Biomedical Technology
Data Collection
Embryo Research* / legislation & jurisprudence
Financing, Government
Government Regulation
Great Britain
Private Sector
Public Sector
Publishing / statistics & numerical data*,  trends*
Research Support as Topic
Stem Cells*
United States

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