Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
S. Qader Quadri
A LOT OF work has been done in the state of Michigan on stem cells. The University of Michigan and prestigious hospitals such as the Henry Ford Hospital and many others have been working on human stromal cells and stem cells, finding out ways in which they can be used as potential life—saving cures and treatments. Much work has been carried out to improve the outcome after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and cancer. The laws in the state of Michigan with regard to stem cell research are different from those in other states. Michigan law bans any research that destroys embryos for nontherapeutic purposes. Michigan law also bans the use of the somatic cell nuclear transfer procedure. Many of the states that have enacted legislation prohibiting human cloning have distinguished between reproductive and therapeutic cloning, but Michigan does not. Michigan, like South Dakota, forbids therapeutic cloning. Michigan Citizens for Stem ...