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dc.contributor.authorSamuel, G
dc.contributor.authorKerridge, I
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, T
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29
dc.date.available2014-07-29
dc.date.issued2008-01-01
dc.identifier.citationUmbilical cord blood banking: public good or private benefit? In reply. Gabrielle N Samuel, Ian H Kerridge and Tracey A O’Brien Med J Aust 2008; 189 (10): 599-600.en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/11538
dc.description.abstractIN REPLY: Roberts asserts that we are biased, paternalistic and driven by an ideological objection to private umbilical cord blood (UCB) storage. While this is impressive rhetoric, it bears little resemblance to the points made in our article. 1 Contrary to Roberts’ assertion, we do not object to private UCB storage. Our primary concern is that marketing campaigns make misleading or grandiose claims about the possible application of privately stored UCB in cancer care andregenerative medicine. For, although stem cell research does have great promise, it remains clinically unproven in the management of degenerative conditions. Offering hope of cure or amelioration of illness based on scientific speculation is enormously problematic, especially when directed at vulnerable parents concerned about their unborn child...en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherAMPCo.en_AU
dc.titleUmbilical cord blood banking: public good or private benefit? In reply.en_AU
dc.typeArticle, Letteren_AU
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