Ethics in the trenches

  title={Ethics in the trenches},
  author={Mark Noble},
  journal={Stem Cell Reviews},
  • M. Noble
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Medicine
  • Stem Cell Reviews
The increasing understanding of stem cell biology has opened up the possibility of using cell transplantation to treat a large variety of diseases. The medical need to identify optimal therapies is being challenged, however, by some members of society who seek to impose on this scientific quest their views—generally associated with particular religious beliefs—of what constitutes allowable research. This conflict mirrors earlier battles, extending over 150 years, between those implementing… 
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