Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of healthcare workers regarding stem cell research

Dear Editors,China has made rapid advances in the field of stem cell re- search, especially in terms of the scale of financing received, numbers of published papers, and investors and new in- vestment products (Yuan et al., 2012). Accordingly, public knowledge on stem cell research has also increased dramat- ically. Despite their widespread implementation, specific assessment of Chinese medical workers' attitudes toward such research is lacking. In order to evaluate and analyze their knowledge and information level about the scientific and therapeutic potential of stem cells, and to verify their attitudes toward different types of stem cells, the nationwide survey study was conducted between December 2013 and August 2014.