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Do we Still Need Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Stem Cell-Based Therapies? Epistemic and Ethical Aspects.

Hug, Kristina LU and Hermerén, Göran LU (2011) In Stem Cell Reviews 7. p.761-774
Abstract
While scientific community disagrees about similarities and differences between human embryonic stem (hES) cells and human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells, some politicians embrace translational hiPS cell research as a replacement for translational hES cell research. We examine the ethical relevance of the main differences between hES and hiPS cell-based therapies and discuss whether, given the current state of knowledge, certain differences are essential. We discuss whether well-founded preferences can be made in hypothetical scenarios with varying levels of patient safety, treatment efficacy, treatment accessibility and ethical controversy.
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761 - 774
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  • pmid:21461713
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1558-6804
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10.1007/s12015-011-9257-3
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  author       = {Hug, Kristina and Hermerén, Göran},
  issn         = {1558-6804},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {761--774},
  publisher    = {Humana Press},
  series       = {Stem Cell Reviews},
  title        = {Do we Still Need Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Stem Cell-Based Therapies? Epistemic and Ethical Aspects.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12015-011-9257-3},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2011},
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