researchers not pressuring or paying any third party to obtain oocytes for them, 11, 92, 102, 128

State legislation, 75–76, 106

Statistical data, 66, 68

Statutory bans, 16

Stem Cell Bank, in the UK, 44, 77, 92

Stem Cell Oversight Committee, 78

Stem Cell Task Force, 25

Stem cells, 15, 50, 119

derivation of, 16

safe handling and storage of, 4, 90, 101–102, 127

standardization of and validation of results, 4

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine, 19

Stored cells

confidence in the value of, 12

disclosure that cells and cell lines may be kept for many years, 90, 102, 127

T

Targeting

in the development of drugs, 2

in genes, 117

Taxonomies, 49

Teratomas, 31–32, 36, 120

Testing

potential of derived cells to contribute usefully when implanted, 44

therapeutic drugs, 45

Therapeutic potentials, 50, 76

involving cloning, 19

Thomson, James, 1, 15

Timing of consent to donate excess blastocysts, 88

obtaining from each donor at time of donation, 88, 101, 127

Tissue culture, 30–33, 120

Tissue rejection, overcoming, 34

Tracking, 72

Transfection, 33, 120

Transgenes, 42, 120

Transparency, 51

Transplantation uses, 34, 42, 44–45, 67, 72–73, 105, 120

Trophectoderm, 29–31, 120

Type I diabetes, 33

U

U.N. General Assembly, 74n, 76

Undifferentiated cells, 32, 120

United Kingdom, 77

national body established in, 59

procurement practices in, 66

United States Code (USC), 72

University of Wisconsin, 15

U.S. state law on hES cell research, 74–76

USC. See United States Code

Uterus, 29–30, 34

V

Varmus, Harold, 23

Viral infections, 33

Voluntary donations, ensuring to all donors, 84–85

W

Web-based primer, 56

Women

possible exploitation of, 48

undergoing hormonal induction to generate oocytes, 87, 101, 127

X

Xenograft or xenotransplant, 39, 73, 120

Z

Zygote, 29–30, 120



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