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Embryo cell research should continue, committee says

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7336.503 (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:503
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A parliamentary committee set up to review the rules governing stem cell research has this week concluded that researchers should continue to have access to human embryos for the foreseeable future.

    The report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Stem Cell Research suggested, however, that the government conduct a further review towards the end of the decade to consider whether stem cell research was still necessary.

    The committee recommended that research on adult stem cells should be strongly encouraged by the government, but did not accept the argument of …

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