Texas' proposed adult stem-cell regulations under fire
POSTED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:38am
UPDATED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:39am
Texas — The Houston Chronicle reports Texas' proposed adult stem-cell regulations, up for approval this week, are under fire for circumventing the Food and Drug Administration and making the experimental therapy commercially available before it's been proven safe and effective.
The criticism of the Texas Medical Board draft policy, developed in the aftermath of Gov. Rick Perry receiving stem-cell treatment for his back problems, is coming from a host of pre-eminent scientists and institutions, including the influential scientific journal Nature and the International Society for Stem Cell Research.