U.S. reaction to World Stem Hub announcement

This morning the announcement of the new World Stem Cell Hub in Korea reached the U.S. Reactions have been very interesting. Scientists in San Francisco said they'd rather "do it themselves" and some newspaper descriptions suggested that the Korean approach is intended to by-pass ethics in the U.S. If you haven't already read my interview with Insoo Hyun, please select it from the home page and see what he thinks of the ethical approach. Insoo is Korean-American and provides a unique view of a person highly educated in both medicine and ethics and very aware of both American and Korean cultures and views. Look for his comments on women who donate eggs and on responses of the scientists to ethical concerns that rise as work proceeds. Marie Godfrey, PhD
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