Spurthi Gubbala

Exploration of the United States' Federal Regulation on Human Stem Cell Research and Migration Patterns of Stem Cell Researchers in the United States

Author: Spurthi Gubbala (biological sciences)

Faculty mentor: Victoria Meller

Abstract

Spurthi GubbalaStem cell research has already made many advances in the medical field and still has huge potential. The huge potential is the factor that motivated many to pursue research in stem cell research.

Although fueled by excitement, research in this field has raised ethical concerns and faced technical challenges. Legislation addressing ethical concerns has also limited some types of human stem cell research. The purpose of this study is to determine if laws regulating human stem cell research have contributed to the migration of researchers from the United States to other countries, particularly Singapore.

Singapore's regulation on stem cell research was calculated in nature. First, I will introduce the different degrees of stem cell potency, describe what they are, and how they are created. In addition, I will further introduce cloning by nuclear transfer because it is the method used to produce stem cells. Then, I will outline advances, missteps, and ethical controversy in this field.

Also, I will examine the history of legislation to restrict the production and use of various types of human stem cells in the United States and determine if it is plausible that these restrictions contributed to the migration of researchers abroad and the rise of Singapore as a world leader in this field.

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