Use eggs, not embryos, to derive stem cells

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.872-a (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:872
  1. Daniel R Brison, consultant embryologist (daniel.brison@man.ac.uk),
  2. Brian A Lieberman, consultant gynaecologist
  1. Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester M13 0JH

    EDITOR—The European Commission's ethical guidelines on human stem cell research preclude the creation of embryos specifically for this purpose.1 Although the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 allows the creation of embryos for research in the United Kingdom, the House of Lords Select committee on stem cell research reported in February …

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