Biology Faculty Articles

Title

Public Stem Cell Banks: Considerations of Justice in Stem Cell Research and Therapy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2003

Publication Title

Hastings Center Report

ISSN

1552-146X

Volume

33

Issue/No.

6

First Page

13

Last Page

27

Abstract

Faden et al discuss the forthcoming transition of stem cell research from basic science to the development of therapies, which raises important questions of justice. They argue that they have great therapies and only a limited assortment of patients to give them to: the therapies would work only for patients whose immune systems are compatible with the stem cell lines from which the therapies are derived. If they develop therapies from cell lines that are compatible with the largest possible segments of the population, they will tend to benefit primarily whites.

Comments

©The Hastings Center Nov/Dec 2003

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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