TITLE

Storage of cord blood attracts private-sector interest

AUTHOR(S)
Hass, Janis
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/23/99, Vol. 160 Issue 4, p551
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the debate about the collection, storage and use of umbilical-cord blood, containing hematopoietic stem cells. Development of three private umbilical-cord banks in Canada; Advantages of stem cells over bone marrow; Possible stem cell use in gene therapy and treatment of cancers; Opinions of stem cell use; The issues of public versus private health care.
ACCESSION #
1579491

 

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