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Battle continues in US over fetal transplants

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6926.433a (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:433
  1. J Roberts

    The battle over research into transplantation of fetal tissue in the US continues - even though President Clinton lifted the ban on such trials over a year ago. The controversy now is over a $4.5m (pounds sterling 3m) grant awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, the first given for fetal transplantation by a government body since the ban was lifted, will go to a group headed by Curt Freed of the University of Colorado. The group will conduct a randomised trial on 40 patients …

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