Germany debates embryonic stem cell research

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:8
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    German scientists are trying to further their plans to carry out research using stem cells, even though the politicians continue to debate the future of embryo research in the country. Use of embryos for research purposes is currently banned, but at least two German research groups have recently imported embryonic stem cells—which is permitted—and several more plan to work with them in the future.

    The news magazine Spiegel reported this week that the imported stem cells have not yet been used …

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