Use of human gametes obtained from anonymous donors for the production of human embryonic stem cell lines


These findings demonstrate that the future production of human embryonic stem cell lines for therapeutic use is possible with the use of donated gametes. Many ethical issues were considered before the initiation of this study, and it was our goal to ensure that both oocyte and sperm donors understood the nature and purpose of the research before their participating in the study.

Authors Lanzendorf SE, Boyd CA, Wright DL, Muasher S, Oehninger S, Hodgen GD
Journal Fertility and sterility
Publication Date 2001 Jul;76(1):132-7
PubMed 11438331
DOI 10.1016/s0015-0282(01)01825-8

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