The Use of Fresh Embryos in Stem Cell Research: Ethical and Policy Issues

Cynthia B. Cohen, Bruce Brandhorst, Andras Nagy, Arthur Leader, Bernard Dickens, Rosario M. Isasi, Donald Evans, Bartha M. Knoppers

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Abstract

Fresh embryos resulting from in vitro fertilization, including many of poor quality, can provide sources of human embryonic stem cell lines. We consider why some donate such embryos for this research, address relevant ethical and policy issues, and present core guidelines for fresh embryo donation based on those of Canada.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-421
Number of pages6
JournalCell Stem Cell
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 8 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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    Cohen, C. B., Brandhorst, B., Nagy, A., Leader, A., Dickens, B., Isasi, R. M., Evans, D., & Knoppers, B. M. (2008). The Use of Fresh Embryos in Stem Cell Research: Ethical and Policy Issues. Cell Stem Cell, 2(5), 416-421. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2008.04.002