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Sanford Consortium

Sanford Consortium

Sanford Consortium

A guest list of the biggest players in science helped usher in a new era of stem cell research on November 29, with the opening of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla. The $127 million, 150,000-square-foot campus will allow researchers from the Salk Institute, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and the University of California, San Diego to collaborate as they learn more about the nature of stem cells and how to use them to treat disease. Resources from the Salk that are now at the consortium building include some researchers from the labs of Fred "Rusty" Gage, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte and the Gene Transfer Targeting Therapeutics Core (formerly known as the Viral Vector Core).