oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Legal implications of translational promises of unproven stem cell therapy : stem cell tourism
|Article Title||Legal implications of translational promises of unproven stem cell therapy : stem cell tourism|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Bioethics and Law|
|Affiliations||1 Dyason Inc and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Aug 2015|
|Pages||36 - 40|
The promise stem cell therapy holds for curing diseases for which no therapy currently exists is often translated as fact. Unfortunately, enforced misconceptions between fact and promise often also translate into exploitation and harming of patients. This article aims to clear up misconceptions about the biological promise and legal consequences of insisting on promises not based on scientific facts.
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