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Posted by: Kaaitjie | 2007/03/23

stem cells

Why is the use of stem cells not allowed in SA?
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Hallo Kaaitjie
The current draft of the National Health Bill places South Africa among the most conservative countries regarding embryonic stem cell research. As it stands, the bill forbids any form of stem cell research, be it public or private, in sections 68 and 76. The government’s reasoning behind this ban is that poor South African women will likely be exploited by rich western countries, reflecting societal concerns possibly unique to South Africa and other developing nations.

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