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Response to "Neural Stem Cell Source at Question"

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:35 GMT

Author: Gideon Rechavi
Position: Professor
Institution: Cancer Research Center, Sheba Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine
E-mail: gidi.rechavi@sheba.health.gov.il
Additional Authors: Ninette Amariglio
Submitted Date: March 03, 2009
Published Date: March 4, 2009
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As clarified in the paper, we were not involved in the transplantation which actually was performed against our advice. The protocol for processing of the cells, as given to the parents, can be found in the supplementary information of the published paper. Regarding contamination - according to the information provided to the parents an extensive screen for infectious agents was performed by the laboratory in Moscow.

G. Rechavi
N. Amariglio

No competing interests declared.