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Questions From China Snag U.S. Trial of Nerve-Rerouting Procedure

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Science  05 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6005, pp. 741
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6005.741

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A running 5-year medical brawl in China has spilled over into Michigan, where it has delayed a clinical trial about to enroll patients. The trial, based at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, aims to surgically reroute the nerves of spina bifida patients to give them control of their bladder. Principal investigator Kenneth Peters confirmed last week that the U.S. National Institutes of Health—which is funding the work—has asked for a review.