ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Because, in a clinical setting, the stem cells are isolated from the patients’ own tissue, no ethical or moral issues exist around the use of these cells. Ethics has always been part of medicine and research an we recognize the importance thereof. Ethical discussions greatly impacts and directs the rules and regulations that impact the work of researchers and clinicians. A misconception about stem cell research is that scientists isolate stem cells whenever they like, create stem cell lines and use these cells in tests as they wish. Ethics in research is largely governed by special committees which ensure and maintain appropriate, safe and efficient research.

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