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Stem Cells

Broad Center USC stem cell research
USC has more than 100 stem cell research labs across the University Park and Health Science campuses, including Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine. (Photo/Ben Gibbs)

What California’s 2004 stem cell ballot proposition has meant for USC

The passage of Proposition 71 created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which has led to massive advances in USC’s stem cell research and benefits for the state, the economy and patients alike.

USC stem cell research brain organoids
USC scientists are using organoids like the one above to pinpoint a rare and spontaneous variant in a gene called SYNGAP1, which leads to a variety of debilitating conditions that might include intellectual disability, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders. (Image/Tuan Nguyen, Quadrato Lab)

USC scientists use brain organoids to study intellectual disability

The SynGAP Research Fund is supporting university researchers in an effort to help children with a rare neurological disorder.