Donor Payments and Stem Cell Research

WBUR By Allan Coukell

Boston – January 31, 2006 – When the recent scandal over fraudulent stem cell research in South Korean unfolded, the first allegation was that women had been illegally coerced and had been paid for donating their eggs to research.

The South Korean research has since been totally disgraced.

Now some scientists here are worried that new restrictions on payments to egg donors in Massachusetts may make local stem cell research more difficult.

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