Embryo Stem Cell Research: Ten Years of Controversy

@article{Robertson2010EmbryoSC,
  title={Embryo Stem Cell Research: Ten Years of Controversy},
  author={John A. Robertson},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={191 - 203}
}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Biology
  • The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Embryonic stem cell (ESC) research has been a source of ethical, legal, and social controversy since the first successful culturing of human ESCs in the laboratory in 1998. The controversy has slowed the pace of stem cell science and shaped many aspects of its subsequent development. This paper assesses the main issues that have bedeviled stem cell progress and identifies the ethical fault lines that are likely to continue. The time is appropriate for such an assessment because the field is… 

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