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Human embryonic stem cells leap the barrier

David G Penington and Graham F Mitchell
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (3): 139-140.

Our democratic processes have moved on — so must our science

David G Penington, AC, Chairman1
Graham F Mitchell, AO, Principal2
1 Bio21 Australia Ltd, Melbourne, VIV
2 Foursight Associates Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC.
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