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Unproven stem cell interventions: A global public health problem requiring global deliberation

Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Unproven stem cell interventions: A global public health problem requiring global deliberation.

By Zubin Master, Kirstin R.W.Matthews and Mohamed Abou-el-Enein

The unproven stem cell intervention industry is a worldwide, direct-to-consumer market where clinics offer stem cells or stem cell-derived components to patients with little to no scientific or clinical basis. In this paper, the authors call for the establishment of a World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee on Regenerative Medicine to tackle this issue and provide guidance. Stem Cell Reports: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2021.05.004