Stem cell funded, but banned if embryos destroyed

Stem cell funded, but banned if embryos destroyed


European Union ministers last week agreed to continue EU funding for controversial human embryonic stem-cell research and to ban funding if human embryos were destroyed. A group of countries led by Germany and Poland managed to forge a deal which bans allocating EU cash for research that involves destroying human embryos for procuring stem cells. However, EU money for “subsequent steps involving human embryonic stem cells” could be granted, the ministers said in a statement. Funding will only be...


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