Mary Devereaux talks about ethical oversight of stem cell research

Stem cell research, like any biomedical research, poses social and ethical concerns that CIRM, and the broader research community, takes very seriously. State and national funding bodies, such as CIRM and the NIH, have comprehensive policies to govern research in ways that allow science to move forward responsibly. Mary Devereaux is the director of the biomedical ethics seminar series at the University of California, San Diego, which is part of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium. This organization oversees stem cell research fat four San Diego institutions and provides ethics training to all affiliated researchers involved in stem cell research.