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Regulation of an Emerging Medical Treatment

Caitlyn Reese, Fort Lewis College

Full paper: www.kon.org/urc/v12/reese.html

Abstract:In the past decade, scientific studies have shown that adult stem cells may have the potential to treat dozens of degenerative diseases and change the future of medicine. However, some private companies have preemptively begun using adult stem cells in unregulated human trials, and the FDA has been forced to shut down several facilities across the U.S. Regulation of this new biotechnology is necessary in the interest of public safety because there is not yet enough clinical evidence to support current use of adult stem cells.

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