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Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Priscilla Song

Abstract

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons and restore lost bodily functions, people grappling with paralysis and neurodegenerative disorders have ignored the warnings of doctors and scientists back home in order to stake their futures on a Chinese experiment. This book looks at why and how these individuals have entrusted their lives to Chinese neurosurgeons operating at the forefront of experimental medicine, in a world where tech ... More

Keywords: China, fetal cell transplantation, paralysis, neurodegenerative disorders, Chinese neurosurgeons, experimental medicine, biomedical science, patient activism, surgical intervention, clinical experimentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174778
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Priscilla Song, author
Washington University in St. Louis