Stem cell research in Massachusetts

The Public Health Council is dead!  Long live the Public Health Council! Following statutory changes and subsequent repopulation of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s PHC earlier this year by Gov. Patrick, the stem cell research regulations implementing the biotech act adopted last year — and foisted on the Department by former Gov. Romney — […]

Massachusetts regulations go beyond legislative authority in limiting stem cell research

The Boston Globe reported yesterday: The state’s Department of Public Health this week issued regulations banning the creation of embryos for research purposes. Scientists say stem cell research could lead to breakthroughs in treatments for diseases including cancer. But the issue has become ethically and politically volatile because extracting the cells entails destruction of an […]