US: Stanford creates stem cell PhD programmeNews Medical.
School officials say the fact that the university is taking the rare step of creating a new doctoral programme acknowledges the growing importance of stem cell research in the realm of biomedical science. Programme leaders note that Stanford is among a small number of US universities that have the necessary ingredients to create a doctoral programme teaching the full range of stem cell science.
"Stem cell biology is a distinct discipline that requires unique skills and includes a scope of knowledge and a skill set that is not covered by other disciplines," said Renee Reijo Pera, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology and director of the new PhD programme.
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