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Research using autologous cord blood — time for a policy change

Michael X Han and Maria E Craig
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 288-299. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10835
  • Michael X Han1
  • Maria E Craig2

  • 1 School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: m.craig@unsw.edu.au

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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