TITLE

Altered embryos offered as solution to stem-cell rift

AUTHOR(S)
Check, Erika
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Nature;7/21/2005, Vol. 436 Issue 7049, p309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that U.S. lawmakers gathered support for legislation that would ease federal restrictions on funding for embryonic stem-cell research. William Hurlbut, a consulting professor in human biology at Stanford University who serves on the President's Council on Bioethics, has proposed that scientists create embryo-like entities in a process he calls "altered nuclear transfer." According to Hurlbut, such entities lack the moral status of human embryos and so could be used for research with fewer ethical objections.
ACCESSION #
17670096

 

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