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Italian government sets up a stem cell trial to assuage public demands

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3499 (Published 30 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3499
  1. Fabio Turone
  1. 1Milan

A controversial stem cell procedure that caused uproar among the Italian scientific community after it was approved for use in March 20121 will undergo a publicly funded clinical trial under the supervision of the Italian Medicines Agency, the Higher Institute of Health, and the National Centre for Transplants.

The newly elected Italian parliament decided last week that patients already enrolled in treatment …

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