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Embryo research and alternatives

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Bioethics press synthesis

Genetically modified human embryos in the United States

19 February 2019

Dieter Egli, a biologist at Columbia University in New York, is conducting experiments with CRISPR on human embryos to "one day" prevent the occurrence of...

Japan: clinical trial to focus on iPS cells in cancer treatment

04 February 2019

Japanese researchers are about to start a clinical trial in cancer patients to assess treatment based on induced pluripotent stem cells, also known as iPS...

United States: House of Representatives expected to continue to prohibit genetic modification of the human embryo

28 January 2019

On the occasion of draft bill HR 265, which examines funding issues relating to the activities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US House of...

United States: sales of human foetal tissue banned

07 January 2019

A U.S. government order has suspended all purchases of foetal tissue for research purposes. The ban took effect in September, with no public announcement. The...

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