Texas Medical Board will vote on adult stem cell rules
POSTED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:20am
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:20am
The Texas Medical Board will vote today on controversial guidelines for the state's fledgling - and likely lucrative - adult stem cell industry, rules some fear will lead to Texans being treated with unsafe or unproven therapies.
It's the latest step in a months-long process sparked by Gov. Rick Perry - who was injected with his own stem cells last summer in the lead-up to his failed presidential bid - and by his doctor, Stanley Jones, one of the founders of a Texas-based adult stem cell company.
Some medical experts say the board is moving ahead of science, allowing for the use of adult stem cell procedures that have not yet been shown to work in clinical trials.