Chapter 7

Stem Cells and Translational Medicine: Ethics, Law, and Policy

Loane Skene

Abstract

This paper describes the law and the ethical and administrative guidelines that govern the development and use of human stem cells in Australia. It explains the history of the regulatory framework, particularly the process of periodic review of the relevant legislation in light of changes in the science and community views. It highlights a number of ethical issues that have been contentious and the regulatory responses to date.

Total Pages: 83-94 (12)

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