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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Research on Human Embryos – Do We Need a Reset?

Barbara Pfeffer Billauer (Institute of World Politics), Research on Human Embryos – Do We Need a Reset?, Genetic Literacy Project (2022):

For the last four decades, scientists, world-over, imposed a moratorium on themselves from doing research on embryos over 14 days old. Until recently, that self-imposed restriction was academic- we didn’t have the technology to keep these embryos alive longer. But that’s changed. And now some scientists are clamoring to extend the research window. This article explores the reasons for and against extending the 14 day rule, from a legal and bioethical perspective.

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