Stem Cell Research

  • The most recent international laws relating to the status of the human embryo can be found in this chart referencing what has been established to date in the individual countries that have already engaged in this area of law. International Laws on the Human Embryo (Updated 30/7/14)

    We know you will find this information useful and encourage you to keep us up-to-date on any future developments in various countries as they occur. This chart will continue to be a work in progress, and we rely on your assistance to ensure that this reference source continues to be as up-to-date as possible.

    • Hollywood couple reveals the reality of IVF's consequences

      Hollywood actors and ex-married couple Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb are at war over two frozen embryos. Vergara, who is Catholic, refuses to allow the embryos to be brought to term with a surrogate mother; Loeb, who is not, insists that they have a right to life. That is what happens when you take the embryo […]

    • Fertility watchdog refuses to extend embryo time limit

      The legal time limit on growing human embryos in a laboratory was challenged after biologists at the University of Cambridge showed that they could keep embryos alive up to and possibly beyond the permitted 14 days: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/fertility-watchdog-refuses-to-extend-embryo-time-limit-h8lg9q6h6 Source: The Times, Dec 8 2016

    • Nel Regno Unito stanno per creare il primo bambino con il DNA di tre genitori

      Articolo di Laura Gotti Tedeschi pubblicato sul sito Notizie Provita: http://www.notizieprovita.it/filosofia-e-morale/bambino-con-tre-genitori-anche-nel-regno-unito/

    • The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos

      The UK moves closer to 3-parent embryos: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/30/uk-doctors-to-seek-permission-to-create-baby-with-dna-from-three-people-mitochondrial-replacement-therapy That the HFEA will be the authority to give approval to this is particularly frightening.  It cannot be repeated often enough that the UK does not have a democratically appointed bioethics committee.