MEPs approve stem cell research using human embryosBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1248-d (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1248
- Rory Watson
Members of the European parliament have paved the way for the European Union to fund medical research involving embryonic stem cells derived from surplus human embryos.
The parliament's support for ending the existing moratorium has placed further pressure on EU governments to go down the same path. They must now give their formal approval–possibly within the next month–before any projects can be eligible for finance from the EU's €17bn (£12bn; $20bn) four year …