Council of Europe defines stem cell policy:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly has adopted a resolution calling on member states to ban the production of human embryos for research, and to promote common European basic research programmes in the field of adult stem cells. In a statement adopted on October 2, the Assembly calls on member states to promote stem cell research on the condition that it respects the life of human beings in any state of their development. Additionally, it has stressed that, in countries where it is allowed, research on stem cells involving the destruction of human embryos is duly authorised and monitored by the appropriate national bodies.