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Ethical and social issues of embryonic stem cell technology

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Therapeutic cloning is debated as a cure for a host of diseases in the developed world. The likely source for the materials for therapeutic cloning, human ova, would be poor women and women from the developing world. The ethics and potential social consequences inherent in this technology are fraught and encourage the com modification and abstraction of one of the fundamental conditions of human life. (Intern Med J 2005; 35: 126–127)

Keywords: abstraction; commodification; ova; therapeutic cloning

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2004.00766.x

Affiliations: Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: February 1, 2005

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