DG (Directorate General) Research on embryonic stem cell issues:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The issues surrounding human embryonic stem cell research are tackled in a report just released by the European Commission's Directorate General Research. The paper examines the scientific, ethical, socio-economic and governance aspects of human stem cell research and outlines the potential benefits of such research and the pros and cons of using stem cells from different sources. It reviews the current state of legislation in various EU member states and some non-EU countries as well as the governance of human stem cell research under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme.