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International Stem Cell Environments: A World of Difference

Caulfield, T

Nature Reports Stem Cells  

April 2009   (Published online April 2009)

http://www.nature.com/stemcells/2009/0904/090416/full/stemcells.2009.61.html

The field of human stem cell research is buffeted by the forces of hope and controversy, and the interplay between them has contributed to a highly varied environment for conducting stem cell research. International and regional policies covering this work are complex and in flux. The resulting situations both between and within jurisdictions can be termed a 'patchwork of patchworks'.