Human embryonic stem cells: research, ethics and policy
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 18, Number 4, April 2003 , pp. 672-682(11)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:The use of human embryos for research on embryonic stem (ES) cells is currently high on the ethical and political agenda in many countries. Despite the potential benefit of using human ES cells in the treatment of disease, their use remains controversial because of their derivation from early embryos. Here, we address some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos and human ES cells in the context of state‐of‐the‐art research on the development of stem cell based transplantation therapy.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Institute for Bioethics, University of Maastricht, Postbus 616, 6200 MD Maastricht and 2: Hubrecht Laboratory, Netherlands Institute of Developmental Biology, Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT Utrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date: 2003-04-01
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