Ethical and social considerations of stem cell research

Author: McLaren, A.

Description: Much recent interest has focused on whether stem cell therapy could alleviate or even cure common degenerative diseases. This has been accompanied by debate on the ethics of destructive research on early human embryos. Stem cells derived from various sources raise different ethical issues, but their contribution to medical research could be immense. Any use of stem cells should be subject to appropriate scientific and ethical review.

Subject headings: Bioethics; Embryo, Mammalian; Ethics, Medical; Humans; Morals; Public Policy; Research; Sociology; Stem Cells; Therapy

Publication year: 2001

Journal or book title: Nature

Volume: 414

Issue: 6859

Pages: 129-131

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