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Embryo research and alternatives

Introduction

Bioethics press synthesis

Foetal tissue research: U.S. to limit public funding

17 June 2019

The U.S. Department of Health announced yesterday that it will stop “all medical research in federal centres on tissues collected from aborted foetuses”. “...

A new method to generate iPS cells more efficiently

20 May 2019

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) are one "of the most important tools in modern biomedical research". To obtain them, an adult cell, for example a skin...

Pig-human chimeras: a clinical trial announced in Japan

13 May 2019

The researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi has announced that an experiment is starting in Japan to culture a human pancreas in pigs. This statement comes as Japan has...

Japan: a positive first global clinical trial with iPS

06 May 2019

In Japan, the five patients with age-related macular degeneration, who received the first induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) transplant in March 2017, "have...

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