World renowned in vitro fertilization pioneer says stem cell acceptance is on the rise in the US

Public acceptance of stem cell therapies has increased in recent years, with a renowned global expert believing Australians could be more accepting than Americans.

Speaking to The Express after a community conversation at the Gippsland Medical School at Monash University’s Gippsland campus on Monday, Professor Alan Trounson said the broadening acceptance could be because the application of stem cells was primarily used for medical applications.

“If it has medical reasons, (people) feel more comfortable with it,” Professor Trounson said.

He said a recent survey in the United States showed about six in 10 Americans were in favour of the use of embryonic stem cells, which was deemed more contentious.

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View the original article here: Stem cell acceptance on the rise – Latrobe Valley Express

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