It's legal: Italian researchers defend their work with embryonic stem cells

Pasotti, Jacopo; Stafford, Ned
July 2006
Nature;7/20/2006, Vol. 442 Issue 7100, p229
Academic Journal
The article reports that embryonic stem-cell researchers in Italy have reacted to the comments made by Alfonso López, a Catholic cardinal, about the destruction of human embryos. The cardinal stated that the human embryonic-stem cell research is illegal in the country. The researchers have send an open letter to Italian prime minister Romano Prodi stressing that their work is legal under the Italian law and asking the government to promote stem-cell work and guarantee freedom to research.


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