2006-06-15 18:46:35

The EU Votes on Stem Cell Research

(15 Jun 06 - RV) In a legislative compromise, the European Parliament today voted to allow researchers working on stem cells to access EU funding for their experiments.

The ruling was made on the proviso that the experiments are not creating human embryos solely for the purpose of research.

Other restrictions on access to EU funding are that the experiments not be directly connected to research into human cloning; for reproductive purposes; or for the modification of human genetic heritage.

Maria Martins of the european peoples’ party was in Brussels for the vote. She says the decisions is questionable on many grounds… RealAudioMP3

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