Medical innovation versus stem cell tourism.

Olle Lindvall, Insoo Hyun

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Abstract

Stem cell tourism is criticized on grounds of consumer fraud, blatant lack of scientific justification, and patient safety. However, the issues are complex because they invoke questions concerning the limits of acceptable medical innovation and medical travel. Here we discuss these issues and articulate conditions under which "unproven" therapies may be offered to patients outside of regular clinical trials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1664-1665
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Volume324
Issue number5935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Neurology

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