Regenerative medicine, distributive justice and society’s investment in hope

To further public understanding of regenerative medicine, EuroStemCell has published lay summaries for all articles from the latest Regenerative Medicine special focus issue.

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EuroStemCell have launched a digital platform to accompany the publication of the Regenerative Medicine two-part Special Focus Issue entitled “Regenerative Medicine in Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. The platform presents lay summaries of each article in the issue which are freely available to all in order to engage and educate non-experts on the key issues surrounding regenerative medicine.

You can now read the lay summary for the article entitled 'Distributive justice and regenerative medicine' from John Gardner [1].

Many claim the field of regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionise medicine and create a flourishing sector of industry. This promise has motivated governments around the world to create policies and programs that distribute more public resources towards the regenerative medicine industry with the hope that as the industry grows everyone will benefit. Discussing these initiatives reveals how these approaches to support regenerative medicine and biomedical innovation could conflict with widely held social values that underlie most healthcare systems about the fairness of how resources are distributed.

What questions & challenges are raised? What insight and direction does this give for research policies? To find out, read the full lay summary on the EuroStemCell website here:
https://www.eurostemcell.org/regenerative-medicine-society/regenerative-medicine-distributive-justice-and-societys-investment

The full original article can be accessed here:
https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/10.2217/rme-2017-0036


References

[1] Gardner JDistributive justice and regenerative medicineRegen. Med. 12(7), 865–874 (2017).

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Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative Medicine is an award-winning peer-reviewed journal, in print and web formats. The journal provides a forum to address the important challenges and advances in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, delivering this essential information in concise, clear and attractive article formats. Among other indexing services Regenerative Medicine is listed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Chemical Abstracts, Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SciSearch®), Emcare, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Biotechnology Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition®, Scopus® with an Impact Factor of 2.786 (2014). Each issue contains expertly drafted Reviews, Original Research articles, Perspectives, Editorials, topical insight from international leaders in their field, and additional added-value content. The Senior Editor of the journal is Professor Chris Mason, University College London. You can find out more about Regenerative Medicine at our website (www.future-science-group.com/journalprofile/regenerative-medicine/), where you can find the aims and scope of the journal and details of our international editorial board.

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