Italian court sidesteps stem-cell challenge

July 2009
Nature;7/23/2009, Vol. 460 Issue 7254, p449
Academic Journal
The article reports on the decision of an Italian court that scientists have no right to demand a halt to a call for research proposals that exclude the use of human embryonic stem cells even though their use is legal. Accordingly, the scientists have argued that it contravenes a constitutional right to freedom of research and reveals that they are appealing against the decision in a higher court. However, the court contends that only research institutes, not individuals, are eligible to object.


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