Identifying Under- and Overperforming Countries in Research Related to Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Title: Identifying Under- and Overperforming Countries in Research Related to Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: June 2008
Published In: Cell Stem Cell
Description: Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) science is governed by a patchwork of policies that vary both between and within countries. To assess how this atypical environment may have influenced this field's development, publication data were analyzed to evaluate the relative performance of countries in the cumulative production of hESC-related research articles versus other areas of biomedical research. Overperforming countries generally offered permissive policy environments for hESC research, while underperforming countries were characterized by protracted policy debates and ongoing uncertainty, regardless of their current policy environment. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Citation: Cell Stem Cell. 2. Issue 6. 521 - 524. ISSN 1934-5909. DOI 10.1016/j.stem.2008.05.008.
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