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.

    • Gene-edited babies in China

      By Angela Napoletano It seems that He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who announced to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, has been arrested. The news has been spread by the South China Morning Post even if it has not been confirmed by officials. Is this good news? Science’s progresses are usually perceived as […]

    • Predicting an embryo’s future intelligence: Progress or Eugenics?

      By Laura Gotti Tedeschi Would you like your baby better if he or she was more intelligent?  The genetics of intelligence has become the latest highly controversial area of science. DNA testing can now tell us useful information about someone’s IQ, in addition to disease risks such as diabetes or cancer. The New Scientistof November […]

    • No, I am not going to freeze my eggs

      This article has been published on the online journal Voices In Bioethics on July 28, 2015 By Katarina Lee Tick-tock goes our biological clocks. A law professor who I admire greatly, only half-jokingly said to my class that the new gift for women graduating from law school would be our parents paying for us to freeze our […]

    • Be aware of the big business of infertility

      Christopher White, director of research and education at the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, on the National Review Online today warns about the uncontrolled consequences of IVF, such as egg and sperm donation and surrogacy. White writes that after the birth of the first test-tube baby Louise Brown in 1978 reproductive technology "may be seen […]