Stem cell research in China


In the past 5 years, China has increased its efforts in the field of stem cell research and practice. Basic research mainly focuses on bone marrow and embryonic stem cells. Clinical applications of stem cells in the treatment of acute heart failure, acute liver failure and lower limb ischaemia have been reported by many hospitals. China enacted its 'Ethical Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research' in 2003. At present, China has the most liberal and favourable environments for human embryonic stem cell research.

Authors Liao L, Li L, Zhao RC
Journal Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Publication Date 2007 Jun 29;362(1482):1107-12
PubMed 17341453
PubMed Central PMC2435574
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2007.2037

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