World Congress

for freedom of scientific research

B. Research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC)

10/09/2009

B.1. Is it lawful? If the answer is YES, then ask: B.1.1. Can stem cells be taken from supernumerary embryos (embryos that were created for ART purposes and the source couple no longer need) B.1.2. Can embryos be created for the purpose of generating stem cells to be used in research? B.1.3. Can stem cells created through somatic cell nuclear transfer using human animal eggs? B.1.4. Can stem cells created through somatic cell nuclear transfer using non-human animal eggs (cybrid embryos)? B.1.5. Is the consent of the source couple required? See also UNESCO REPORT OF IBC ON HUMAN CLONING AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE, June 9, 2009

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