Ethical issues in commercialisation of stem cell therapies: Mapping the terrain

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Bioethical debates on stem cell research have focused primarily on the moral status of human embryos. This article highlights seven distinct policy and ethical issues associated with the commercialisation of stem cell therapies, describes some of the underlying moral questions on which they turn, and argues that there is an urgent need to refocus the debate on stem cell research beyond the controversy over embryo destruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Law and Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022


  • commercialisation of therapies
  • destruction
  • human embryos
  • stem cell research

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