Hansen, John T.
Sladek, John R.
Science. 1989 Nov 10; 246(4931): 775-779.
This article reviews some of the significant contributions of fetal research and fetal tissue research over the past 20 years. The benefits of fetal research include the development of vaccines, advances in prenatal diagnosis, detection of malformations, assessment of safe and effective medications, and the development of in utero surgical therapies. Fetal tissue research benefits vaccine development, assessment of risk factors and toxicity levels in drug production, development of cell lines, and provides a source of fetal cells for ongoing transplantation trials. Together, fetal research and fetal tissue research offer tremendous potential for the treatment of the fetus, neonate, and adult.
Cell Lines; Cells; Central Nervous System Diseases; Congenital Disorders; Diagnosis; Drugs; Fetal Research; Fetal Therapy; Fetal Tissue Donation; Fetuses; Fetal Tissue Research; Genetic Disorders; Nontherapeutic Research; Prenatal Diagnosis; Research; Risk; Risks and Benefits; Tissue Donation; Toxicity; Transplantation; Vaccines;
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Faden, Ruth R.; Dawson, Liza; Bateman-House, Alison S.; Agnew, Dawn Mueller; Bok, Hilary; Brock, Dan W.; Chakravarti, Aravinda; Gao, Xiao-Jiang; Greene, Mark; Hansen, John A.; King, Patricia A.; O'Brien, Stephen J.; Sachs, David H.; Schill, Kathryn E.; Sie (2003-11)