What is Stem Cell? Aims and Objectives of this web site. A-Z of stem cell.
The survey findings and implications. What does the future holds for us.
The impacts of stem cell on science, human, social, economic and political front
References and Links
Other useful links and web sites online
Interviews with prominent scientists including Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Berg
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We managed to interview 37 participants from New Zealand. The respondents’ demographics
are evenly distributed with females making up 51 % of the survey population. Most
of the respondents are not involved in medical fields. The results are as followed:
More than 80% of the respondents are above 20 years old with the majority between
36-50 age ranges.
84% knows what is stem cell and up to 47% does not read articles on stem cell.
46% is not familiar with the impact that will result from stem cell research and
27% is not aware of the potential benefits of stem cell research.
47% of the respondents are not aware of alternative sources of stem cell besides
embryo or cord blood.
Opinions on Stem Cell Research
76% support stem cell research but only 56% supports it being carried out in New
Only 19% are not aware of the controversies surrounding stem cell research while
53% thinks that stem cell research is ethical.
60% agrees that the future of stem cell research is bright and 32% agrees that scientist
should harvest stem cell from embryo or aborted foetus.
Opinion of Stem Cell Storage
35% will store cord blood of future children and 73% will not pay for its storage.
Click below to see our survey analysis from New Zealand