Recent Developments in Stem Cell Research: Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues for the Future

July 2010
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Summer2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p211
Academic Journal
The article discusses the progress made, social, ethical and legal issues of stem cell research. Japanese scientists found that body cells can be reprogrammed by introducing four transcription factors for pluripotency in embryonic stem cells. Activities that are permitted by law are animal in vitro research, use of spare human embryos from fertility programs and use of human embryos. Other activities that are prohibited are human reproductive cloning, use of human gametes from skin cells, sale of human sperm, eggs and embryos.


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