Stem Cell Politics, Ethics and Medical Progress
Annas, George J.
Nature Medicine. 1999 Dec; 5(12): 1339-1341.
Tremendous controversy has surrounded efforts to undertake research on totipotent human stem cells. To date public policy in the United States has attempted to skirt the ethical and social questions raised by this research. Annas et al. argue that research using human embryos as a source of totipotent stem cells can secure broad public support if there is an open and public discussion about the ethical justification for undertaking such research and the assurance of adequate federal regulation and oversight.
Aborted Fetuses; Advisory Committees; Cells; Embryo Research; Embryos; Ethics; Federal Government; Fetal Tissue Donation; Fetuses; Government; Government Financing; In Vitro Fertilization; Industry; Moral Obligations; Politics; Private Sector; Public Policy; Regulation; Research; Research Embryo Creation; Risks and Benefits; Stem Cells; Tissue Donation; Transplantation;
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Annas, George J.; Caplan, Arthur; Elias, Sherman (1996-05-16)The country needs clear and consistent rules for research on human embryos, as well as uniform methods of review. This uniformity cannot be provided by local institutional review boards, but only by a central review panel. ...