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TITLE Stem Cell Research – Status, Prospects, Prerequisites   stem_cell_embo.pdf (996.5 KB)
Document ID LIB526
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 01/11/2006
Original language of the document English
Document produced by European Molecular Biology Organisation organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: Science & Society Programme
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Document requested by European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC)
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Short description  This "scientific-advice-for-policy" document provides an introduction to the field of stem cell biology and its terminology for non-specialists, and presents current stem cell research and development in a variety of areas. It outlines – in the form of 10 recommendations – action needed at policy level to enable stem cell research to fulfill its potential in Europe, and contains contributions from a group of leading scientists in stem cell research, application and patient advocacy, brought together under the auspices of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Recommendations

In order that stem cell research and development in Europe stand the maximum reasonable chance of fulfilling their potential for advancing healthcare, the biological sciences and the economy…
1. The prospective value of stem cell research in benefiting healthcare, knowledge production and the economy should be publicly recognised. Human stem cell research should be integrated ...

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