Stem cell tourism is a global phenomenon. People travel across geographical borders and jurisdictions to buy unproven stem cell 'treatments'. We present a sociological case study, the X-cell Center in Germany - once a popular destination of choice for stem cell travellers , shut down by regulators in 2010 after several death occurred. We offer a perspective on the conditions that enable stem celll toursim including public perceptions of safety, national stereotypes, personalized care offered to clients, ambiguous regulations and public belief in the power of stem cells.
|Title of host publication||The Matrix of Stem Cell Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society|
|Editors||Christine Hauskeller, Arne Manzeschke, Anja Pichl|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Genetics and Society|