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The Truth About Stem Cell Science
Date:10/27/2008

ical experiments could be conducted on patients.

A recent television ad compared stem cell research to the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, a tragic and universally condemned study conducted decades ago -- before current federal laws on research involving humans were put in place. This comparison is utterly baseless and misleading. After the Tuskegee study was exposed to public scrutiny, the federal government put in place new research laws that explicitly prohibit unethical or harmful research. These laws require any stem cell research conducted in patients or in which patients donate embryos for the derivation of stem cell lines to be conducted ethically and safely under the oversight of IRBs or the FDA.

More information on stem cells can be found at http://www.umich.edu/stemcell and stemcells.nih.gov.

Additional resources:

Stem Cells 101: Five things you should know about stem cell research http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm?ID=696


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