Use of human embryonic stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells for research and therapy: a prospective survey among health care professionals and patients in Switzerland.

@article{Wagner2013UseOH,
  title={Use of human embryonic stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells for research and therapy: a prospective survey among health care professionals and patients in Switzerland.},
  author={Anna Margaretha Wagner and Werner Krenger and Wolfgang Holzgreve and Peter B{\"u}rkli and Daniel Surbek},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 11},
  pages={2681-9}
}
BACKGROUND Scientific progress in the biology of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) provides opportunities for advances in therapy for different diseases. While stem cell sources such as umbilical cord blood (UCB) are unproblematic, other sources such as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) raise ethical concerns. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In a prospective survey we established the ethical acceptability of collection, research, and therapy with UCB HSCs versus hESCs among health care professionals… CONTINUE READING
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