Biologists seek consensus on guidelines for stem-cell research

Check, Erika
October 2004
Nature;10/21/2004, Vol. 431 Issue 7011, p885
Academic Journal
Reports on the attempt of biologists to frame some ethical guidelines for research on human embryonic stem cells. Prominent biologists who attended the meeting at the U.S. National Academies in Washington, D.C. held October 12-13, 2004; Researchers' perception that they could gain insights into human development and disease by transferring human embryonic stem cells into embryos, fetuses or newborn animals of other species.


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