Issue Date: December 9, 2013
Stem Cell Exploitation
Hundreds of clinics have sprung up, primarily in developing countries, claiming to provide “effective, routine, and low-risk” stem cell therapies to cure nearly any disease imaginable. Similarly, cosmetics, such as facial creams and serums, as well as liquid oral supplements and capsules, have flooded the marketplace, claiming to provide antiaging effects by enhancing stem cell production.
This proliferation of stem-cell-based products and therapies during the past five years has left government agencies around the world . . .
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