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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1994;23(3): 295-298.
Ethical Guidelines on Fetal Mesencephalic Transplantation.
Uhn Lee, Young Bo Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Chung Ang Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Research or therapy involving human fetal tissue has been subject of intense political and ethical debate in many country for almost two decades. Especially, Transplantation of cells or tissues from aborted fetuses to treat Parkinson's disease shows great clinical promise but it has some ethical or legal controversy. We can expect that demand of fetal brain tissue is increased explosively near future. So we have to establish our own eithical guidelines urgently. In this article authors report several basic medical or ethical issues which the fetal mesencephalic transplantation brings up inevitably and suggest our own ethical guidelines.
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