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Ethics and governance of stem cell banks


Chalmers, D and Rathjen, P and Rathjen, J and Nicol, D, Ethics and governance of stem cell banks, Stem Cell Banking: Concepts and Protocols, Humana Press, JM Crook and TE Ludwig (ed), United States, pp. 99-114. ISBN 9781493969197 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-6921-0_7


This chapter examines the ethical principles and governance frameworks for stem cell banks. Good governance of stem cell banks should balance facilitation of the clinical use of stem cells with the proper respect and protection of stem cell sample providers and stem cell recipients and ensure compliance with national regulatory requirements to foster public trust in the use of stem cell technology. Stem cell banks must develop with regard to the science, the needs of scientists, and the requirements of the public, which will benefit from this science. Given the international reach of this promising research and its clinical application, it is necessary for stem cell bank governance frameworks to be harmonized across jurisdictions.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:stem cells, ethics, governance
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Medical and health law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Chalmers, D (Professor Don Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Rathjen, P (Professor Peter Rathjen)
UTAS Author:Rathjen, J (Dr Joy Rathjen)
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
ID Code:115860
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2017-04-13
Last Modified:2018-05-15

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