Big promise, big business: The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Matrix of Stem Cell Research
Subtitle of host publicationAn Approach to Rethinking Science in Society
EditorsChristine Hauskeller, Arne Manzeschke, Anja Pichl
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages20-32
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315104386
ISBN (Print)9781138098527
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameGenetics and Society
PublisherRoutledge

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Tanner, C., Petersen, A., MacGregor, C., & Munsie, M. (2020). Big promise, big business: The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism. In C. Hauskeller, A. Manzeschke, & A. Pichl (Eds.), The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society (pp. 20-32). (Genetics and Society). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge.
Tanner, Claire ; Petersen, Alan ; MacGregor, Casimir ; Munsie, Megan. / Big promise, big business : The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism. The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society. editor / Christine Hauskeller ; Arne Manzeschke ; Anja Pichl. Abingdon Oxon UK : Routledge, 2020. pp. 20-32 (Genetics and Society).
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Tanner, C, Petersen, A, MacGregor, C & Munsie, M 2020, Big promise, big business: The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism. in C Hauskeller, A Manzeschke & A Pichl (eds), The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society. Genetics and Society, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon UK, pp. 20-32.

Big promise, big business : The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism. / Tanner, Claire; Petersen, Alan; MacGregor, Casimir; Munsie, Megan.

The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society. ed. / Christine Hauskeller; Arne Manzeschke; Anja Pichl. Abingdon Oxon UK : Routledge, 2020. p. 20-32 (Genetics and Society).

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Tanner C, Petersen A, MacGregor C, Munsie M. Big promise, big business: The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism. In Hauskeller C, Manzeschke A, Pichl A, editors, The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 2020. p. 20-32. (Genetics and Society).