Translating Stem Cell Research: Challenges at the Research Frontier
Article first published online: 21 JUN 2010
© 2010 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 267–276, Summer 2010
How to Cite
Magnus, D. (2010), Translating Stem Cell Research: Challenges at the Research Frontier. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 38: 267–276. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2010.00487.x
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2010
This paper will address the translation of basic stem cell research into clinical research. While “stem cell” trials are sometimes used to describe established practices of bone marrow transplantation or transplantation of primary cells derived from bone marrow, for the purposes of this paper, I am primarily focusing on stem cell trials which are far less established, including use of hESC derived stem cells. The central ethical challenges in stem cell clinical trials arise in frontier research, not in standard, well-established areas of research.