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Commons votes for human embryo stem cell research

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:7
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    British MPs have backed proposals to permit research with human embryonic stem cells. Under current regulations, embryos up to 14 days old can be used for some specific research purposes, to treat infertility, and in the diagnosis of genetic and chromosomal disorders.

    Under the new draft regulation, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which regulates this area, would be able to license a wider range of research to explore the therapeutic potential of stem cells in the treatment of several disorders, such …

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