UK scientists report on the Asian commitment to stem cell research and regenerative medicine at BioMed Central: "Researchers in China, Singapore, and South Korea are as talented as their UK counterparts. They are probably better funded and equipped. The perspective is more long term in all three countries than the UK ... It was high-quality science. There were clearly centers of excellence, particularly for somatic cell nuclear replacement. ... Overall, the group found that the governments in the three countries were making large amounts of money available for the research and establishing solid infrastructure ... scientists we spoke to have thought long and hard about what products are likely to come to the clinic first and the reasons why."