UCC debate to fuel calls for national stem cell policy

“The debate today among members of the governing body of University College Cork about whether or not to allow the use of embryonic stem cells for research purposes in the college is likely to again fuel calls for a national policy on the issue. Ireland has no legislation prohibiting the use of embryos for research but the Medical Council’s ethical guidelines specifically prevent doctors from destroying human embryos for research …” (more)

[Eithne Donnellan and Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 28 October]

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