Accession Number : ADA323304

Title :   NIH-Funded Research: Therapeutic Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation Projects Meet Federal Requirements.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HEALTH EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES D IV

PDF Url : ADA323304

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Therapeutic human fetal tissue transplantation is a promising area of research that may have application for a broad range of diseases, such as juvenile diabetes and leukemia. Current federally funded research projects use fetal tissue-cells from electively aborted fetuses-to treat patients with Parkinson's disease. Although this research holds promise for treating diseases, concerns have been raised about the acceptance of fetal tissue transplantation; that is, some women might choose to conceive for the sole purpose of aborting their fetuses, so that tissue could be provided to treat family members or to supply fetal material for financial gain.

Descriptors :   *MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *CELLS(BIOLOGY), *DIABETES, *FETUS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FAMILY MEMBERS, DISEASES, SUPPLIES, WOMEN, FINANCE, LEUKEMIA, SURGICAL TRANSPLANTATION.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE