Cord blood (CB) which was wasted along with placenta and umbilical cord, has been used to save life since Dr. Gluckmann treated Fanconi anemia patient using CB from his sister (1). Since then, the trials for storage of wasted CB have been performed and many CB banks have been established over the world. I would overview the impact of CB in the field of life science in terms of banking, clinical application, research tool, and particularly governance program for CB. Also, the other authors in this issue would …
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