Absence of rules on stem-cell research misleading

Ireland“The absence of guidelines on stem-cell research in Ireland is driving patients to seek quack ‘cures’ overseas, according to a leading scientist. Consultant neurologist Prof Orla Hardiman said people with incurable diseases were spending large sums of money on stem-cell treatments overseas when there was no evidence they would deliver any benefit. This was happening because people were not well-informed about the limitations of stem-cell therapy, due to an information vacuum about the science. …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 17 April]

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