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TITLE Human stem cell research - (Second Edition) Scientific uncertainties and ethical dilemmas -   ESPB18.pdf (375.6 KB)
Document ID LIB252
Document type Policy document
Issue date 01/08/2002
Original language of the document English
Document produced by European Science Foundation
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  This is the third and final study undertaken for the Biology and Society initiative of the ESF by its High Level Expert Group. It concerns an area of biological research believed to have great promise for the treatment of many serious, chronic medical diseases for which current therapies are inadequate. However, these studies evoke important moral and ethical issues, as well as strong emotions. Therefore, scientific research in this field should be undertaken by simultaneously addressing the ethical issues.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  There are many chronic, serious and disabling human diseases for which there are currently no effective therapies. The scientific study of stem cells has raised new hopes for their treatment by cell replacement. Animal work has already demonstrated what might be achieved, with the result that a number of scientists are already investigating the properties of human stem cells.
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