The Tragedy of Translation: The Case of "First Use" in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Solbakk, Jan Helge
Cell stem cell 2011 May 6; 8(5): 479-81
Who should go first in phase-I human trials when neither risks nor benefits can be estimated? By assessing concerns raised by Bretzner et al. (2011), we highlight a tragic dimension underlying all such trials. We discuss strategies to avoid the pitfalls of ethical hubris by promoting fidelity and trust.
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