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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In Singapore the survey population is younger mostly between 10-20 yrs old while
in N.Z. majority is between 36-50 yrs old.
A high proportion of the survey population is female (84%) in Singapore vs 51% in
N.Z. About half of the respondents in Singapore is involved in medical field while
only one respondent in N.Z. is.
In Singapore, more respondents (34%) vs 16% do not know what stem cell is. A much
higher proportion (75%) is not interest to read articles on stem cell compared to
49% in N.Z.
Similarly a much higher proportion of Singaporean respondent is not aware of the
potential impacts (73% vs 46%), benefits, uses (61% vs 27%) and alternative sources
of stem cell (58% vs 47%) compared to its N.Z counterparts.
Opinions on Stem Cell Research
Both countries offer strong support for stem cell research with 89% in Singapore
and 76% in N.Z. However, there is a slight drop in support when it comes to supporting
stem cell research in their own countries respectively (78% vs 51%).
Only a small percentage is not aware of the controversies surrounding stem cell research
in N.Z. (19%) vs 50% in Singapore. 59% agrees that stem cell research is ethical
in Singapore vs 53% in N.Z.
The survey population is more guarded and less optimistic in N.Z. when it comes to
the future of stem cell research. A much smaller percentage (32%)agrees with harvesting
stem cell form embryo or aborted foetus vs 60% in Singapore.
50% of Singaporean surveyed will store and pay for cord blood storage whilde only
35% New Zealander will do so. Even more (73%) will not pay for its storage.
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