Stem Cell Research and Economic Promises
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 303–313, Summer 2010
How to Cite
Caulfield, T. (2010), Stem Cell Research and Economic Promises. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 38: 303–313. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2010.00490.x
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2010
In the context of stem cell research, the promise of economic growth has become a common policy argument for adoption of permissive policies and increased government funding. However, declarations of economic and commercial benefit, which can be found in policy reports, the scientific literature, public funding policies, and the popular press, have arguably created a great deal of expectation. Can stem cell research deliver on the economic promise? And what are the implications of this economic ethos for the researchers who must work under its shadow?