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Stem cell spinal cord regeneration: first do no harm
  1. M Legge1,
  2. L M Jones2
  1. 1
    Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  2. 2
    School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. Associate Professor M Legge, Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, University of Otago, PO BOX 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand; mike.legge{at}stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Abstract

The prospect of “curing” spinal cord injury using stem cell therapy is one of the significant goals of many stem cell researchers. In this communication we consider some of the physiological implications of successful in vivo spinal cord repair and the ethical issues this potential revolutionary therapy will raise.

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  • Funding: University of Otago Research Award.

  • Competing interests: None.

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