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Stem-cell society condemns undocumented human treatments without oversight

The ISSCR today condemned unproven stem-cell treatments that are not designed to learn and report information and that are conducted without oversight, particularly if patients are charged for advertised medical services. Originally a task force within the ISSCR was supposed to release a draft of guidelines on Thursday. After disagreements about how specific the guidelines should be and how stringent a tone to take, the group decided instead to announce over-arching principles at its annual meeting. 

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