Issues and ethics of human embryos generated from reprogrammed cells
To further public understanding of regenerative medicine, EuroStemCell has published lay summaries for all articles from the latest Regenerative Medicine special focus issue.
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, “Human embryos from induced pluripotent stem cell-derived gametes: ethical and quality considerations” from Dusko Ilic et al .
Induced pluripotent stem cells give researchers the ability to make any other cell in the body, including reproductive sperm and egg cells. Science and medicine benefit from studying sperm and egg formation, but using stem cell-derived sperm and eggs to form embryos raises many questions. Discussion between researchers and the public is essential to address ethical questions, scientific implications and the current status of stem cell-derived embryos.
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/issues-and-ethics-human-embryos-generated-reprogrammed-cells
The full original article can be accessed here: https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/10.2217/rme-2017-0052
 Human embryos from iPSC-derived gametes: ethical and quality considerations. Regen. Med. 12(6), 681–691 (2017)..