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Unknown Territory: Japan is Making an Overdue Effort to Regulate Experimental Stem-cell Treatments. A Clearly Defined Legal Framework is Needed to Protect Patients. 

 

February 6, 2013 - (Nature) - "Millions of tourists flock to Japan each year to enjoy its rich cultural and historical heritage. But some visitors are shunning the usual tourist trail in favour of another attraction - experimental stem-cell treatments. In late December, the Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported that a clinic in the Hakata district of Fukuoka in southwest Japan, which has links to the Seoul-based biotechnology firm RNL Bio, has been treating some 500 South Koreans a month with stem cells." Read Full Article

 

Posted on 14-Feb-13 by Gallerno, Jacob
Tags: Science and Industry News
 
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