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Paying Women For Their Eggs For Use In Stem Cell Research, Pamela Foohey Jan 2010

Paying Women For Their Eggs For Use In Stem Cell Research, Pamela Foohey

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On June 11, 2009, the Empire State Stem Cell Board (“Board”), which administers the $600 million in New York State funds allotted to stem cell research, voted to allocate a portion of those funds to compensate women up to $10,000 for “donating” their eggs for use in stem cell research. The Board's decision makes New York the first state to affirmatively allow state funds to be used to compensate women for providing their eggs for use in stem cell research beyond mere reimbursement of associated medical and other expenses, and, similarly, distinguishes it from most international countries, which ...