March 2, 2006
Hinxton Group Publishes Stem Cell Research Principles
The Hinxton Group, 60 scientists, doctors, philosophers, lawyers, scientific journal editors, federal regulators and others from 14 countries who met in Hinxton, England, to consider "ethically acceptable norms" of stem cell research, has released a statement of extra-legal basic principles of acceptable behavior. From the statement:
As scientists, philosophers, bioethicists, lawyers, clinicians, journal editors and regulators involved in this field, we have reached consensus that if humankind is to have the very best chance of realizing the benefits of stem cell research in an ethically acceptable manner, the  principles should govern the ethical and legal regulation and oversight of stem cell and related research and its clinical applications.
The Washington Post reports that a separate working group of the International Society for Stem Cell Research is expected to release its recommendations in July
Read more about it in today's Washington Post: Universal Stem Cell Principles Proposed
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