updated 9/30/2005 6:43:29 PM ET 2005-09-30T22:43:29

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will house the nation’s first bank of embryonic stem cells, Gov. Jim Doyle’s office said Friday.

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The National Institutes of Health picked the school as the site for the National Stem Cell Bank, which will house all lines of embryonic stem cells available for federally funded research.

The bank will acquire, store and distribute the lines to researchers around the world, Doyle’s office said.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization connected to UW-Madison, already manages five of the lines available for federal funding. The rest of the lines are at labs in Georgia, California, Australia, Sweden, Korea and Israel.

Doyle’s office said the governor would make a formal announcement on Monday. NIH officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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