The article considers from bioethical positions case from Russian judiciary practice of resolution of a conflict in connection with application of stem cells. The Department of public health services of a city has forbidden rendering of services in obtaning and storage of umbilical blood for a subsequent withdrawal of stem cells in connection with absence of regulations for application of this technology. The Department decision has met with a negative response in regional mass-media, it also has been by antimonopoly service as a violation of the legislation on competition; a civil suit about infringement of the rights of the patient has been submitted. In a judicial order validity of the actions of the Department has been established. The Precedent of judicial consideration of a conflict concerning application of cellular technologies in Russia confirms the fact that there exist unresolved ethical and legal problems in this area.

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V L Adzhienko




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