College chiefs face hot debate over use of stem cells

“University College Cork (UCC) could become the first academic institution in the country to introduce a policy that would allow the use of embryonic stem cells for research purposes. The governing body of UCC will today debate a recommendation from the academic council that human embryonic stem cell research be allowed take place at the campus. UCC President Dr Michael Murphy believes the advantages offered by the findings from embryonic cell stem research outweigh any anxiety people have about the process …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Independent, 28 October]

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