Navigation Links
Director of Berman Institute comments on FDA Approval of first human embryonic stem cell trial
Date:1/23/2009

"The report today that the FDA has approved the first human clinical trial of an embryonic stem cell-based intervention raises important ethical considerations, but not only, or even primarily, because what is at issue is an embryonic stem cell-based intervention. Although deep-seated disagreements about the ethics of embryo research surround the interest in this study, we need to focus as well on this being the first human trial of its kind. Any "first in human beings" medical experiment requires the highest level of moral scrutiny and oversight. At this point it is critical that every effort be made to protect the welfare and rights of the patients who will be approached to be these human subjects. A good place to start would be by NOT referring to this study as a trial of a stem cell-based therapy, as Geron has described it, but rather as a stem cell-based intervention whose therapeutic benefits in humans has not yet been studied. It is also important to emphasize that this trial offers little prospect of clinical improvement to the very first patients who will participate in the safety phase of the research."


'/>"/>

Contact: Ralph Loglisci
RalphL@jhu.edu
410-625-7872
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Michael A. Betts, Seasoned Financial Services Executive, Joins CIC Board of Directors
2. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIO to Speak at Government Security Conference
3. Director of National Intelligence to Speak at Conference
4. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIO to Speak at Government Security Conference
5. Director of National Intelligence to Speak at Conference
6. Michael A. Betts, Seasoned Financial Services Executive, Joins CIC Board of Directors
7. Ingram Micro to Distribute New Fujitsu Biometric Login Products for Novell eDirectory in United States
8. Solidus Networks, Inc. Seats New Board of Directors
9. Fujitsu Announces PalmSecure(TM) LOGONDIRECTOR
10. Julia Zeitlinger selected for NIH Directors New Innovator Award
11. bioMETRX, Inc. Welcomes Residential and Commercial Security Expert to Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... the first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation ... Genoa, Italy . The first 30 robots will be available from ... . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories ... Technology thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè. ... ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... DALLAS , May 16, 2017   ... for health organizations, and MD EMR Systems ... certified development partner for GE, have established a ... Patient Portal product and the GE Centricity™ products, ... Centricity EMR. These new integrations ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... 2017 Janice Kephart , former ... Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) , today issues the ... Trump,s March 6, 2017 Executive Order: Protecting ... can be instilled with greater confidence, enabling the ... refugee applications are suspended by until at least ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of a complex biological network, a depiction of a system of linkages and ... Dmitry Korkin, PhD, associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Surgical Wound Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & ... market for thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... The ... context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous expression plasmids. The ... transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement to loss-of-function studies, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support solutions, has ... (CNE) network, which will launch this week. The VMS CNEs ... professionals to enhance the patient care experience by delivering peer-to-peer ... care professionals to help women who have been diagnosed and ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology: