Too Much Carrot and Not Enough Stick in New Stem Cell Oversight Trends

Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Jul 5;23(1):18-20. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.06.004. Epub 2018 Jun 21.


Regulators are now more often distinguishing between perceived good citizens and "bad actors" in stem cell and regenerative medicine clinical research, resulting in relatively more polar, carrot-and-stick oversight approaches. Here, I discuss why there may be too much carrot and not enough stick by regulators for effective enforcement.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Stem Cell Transplantation / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Stem Cell Transplantation / standards*
  • Stem Cells* / cytology