Possibility Of Subpoena Over Fetal Tissue Research Reverberates On UCSD Campus
The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is issuing 17 subpoenas to labs, medical supply companies and others in a bid to obtain the names of scientists, graduate students and technicians who work with fetal tissue. It’s unclear whether UC San Diego will receive one of the subpoenas; a spokesman for the committee declined to provide the list of targeted institutions Thursday.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
UCSD Caught In Debate Over Fetal Tissue Research
UC San Diego and one of its renowned neuroscientists have become embroiled in a national debate over the legality and ethics of using human fetal tissue to study various diseases. A special House committee requested wide-ranging records from the university about the acquisition and distribution of such tissue, and researcher Larry Goldstein faced some sharp questioning when he testified on the topic before the panel this month. (Robbins, 3/24)