Ethics can boost science

November 2000
Nature;11/16/2000, Vol. 408 Issue 6810, p275
Academic Journal
Asserts that a report from a European ethics committee gives a valuable summary of the issues surrounding stem-cell research. Conclusion of the committee that the creation of embryos by somatic-cell nuclear transfer for research on stem-cell therapy would be premature; Potential advantages of therapeutic cloning; Statement that the contrasting views in Europe regarding embryo research are forcing the continent to debate fundamental ethical and scientific questions.


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