Stem Cell Research and Economic Promises

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38 (2):303-313 (2010)
In the context of stem cell research, the promise of economic growth has become a common policy argument for adoption of permissive policies and increased government funding. However, declarations of economic and commercial benefit, which can be found in policy reports, the scientific literature, public funding policies, and the popular press, have arguably created a great deal of expectation. Can stem cell research deliver on the economic promise? And what are the implications of this economic ethos for the researchers who must work under its shadow?
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DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2010.00490.x
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