Stem-cell treatments for spinal-cord injury may be worth the risk
Nature 2009 April 30; 458(7242): 1101
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Bretzner, Frédéric; Gilbert, Frédéric; Baylis, Françoise; Brownstone, Robert M (2011-05-06)Geron recently announced that it had begun enrolling patients in the world's first-in-human clinical trial involving cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). This trial raises important questions regarding ...
Response to Frederic Bretzner Et Al. "Target Populations for First-in-Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Spinal Cord Injury" Wirth, Edward 3rd.; Lebkowski, Jane S; Lebacqz, Karen (2011-05-06)We address concerns raised in this issue by Bretzner et al. (2011) by explaining the rationale for including subjects with subacute, neurologically complete spinal cord injuries in the Phase 1 trial of GRNOPC1. We also ...