Stem cell tourism

A. Zarzeczny,     University of Regina, Canada

C. Rachul and T. Caulfield,     University of Alberta, Canada


Stem cell research is a highly contentious area for a number of reasons. One emerging issue in the field concerns the developing international market for unproven stem cell-based interventions, or stem cell ‘tourism’. Focus on this issue has been growing and a foundation of preliminary research addressing the state of the stem cell tourism market, its attendant risks and possible responses, has been laid. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overarching review of existing data and theoretical work in the area. This overview will hopefully serve as a useful resource to those interested in the topic, ...

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