The Ethics of proceeding with caution; don’t run before you can walk

Author : Kate Sleeth

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I was saddened when I read articles in Nature reporting investigative results that patients in Texas have received unproven stem-cell treatments.  As stated in a previous blog article, I believe that stem cells could eventually be a cure for a wide range of diseases and am therefore supportive of research into this area.  However, just because they hold promise does not mean we should cut corners and proceed with less caution.