The event will coincide with the 10-year anniversary of UW-Madison scientist James Thomson becoming the first to successfully isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells. Thomson plans to speak at the summit about his lab's new technique through which ordinary skin cells can be turned into stem cells. The summit organizing committee has already received confirmation from several speakers, including a number of researchers and high-profile patient advocates, according to WiCell Operations Director Susan Carlson.
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