Treatment or crime? the status of stem cell therapies and research in South African law
Medicine and Law: The World Association for Medical Law 2007 March; 26(1): 95-115
The author develops a thorough analysis of current and proposed South African law in relation to the harvesting and use of stem cells. He begins with the question of ownership of the umbilical cord at birth and afterwards. The problems of informed consent in these situations are discussed. Changes in the law in South Africa, now in progress, should ameliorate some of the difficulties.
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Weissman, Irving L. (2005-09-21)Most tissues in complex metazoans contain a rare subset of cells that, at the single-cell level, can self-renew and also give rise to mature daughter cells. Such stem cells likely in development build tissues and are ...