November 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Medical Tourism

3 min read

At last year’s ISSCR 2010 Meeting in San Francisco, President Irv Weissman talked about the dangers of unvalidated stem cell treatments. He talked about the responsibility of stem cell scientists to stand against these and the importance for scientists not to endorse or serve on advisory committees of companies peddling such products and “therapies”. As I sat in the audience, I thought it was important when Weissman very bluntly said they are: Beware of “someone trying to treat your wallet and not you”. I …Read More