Italy hastens ban on embryo-trafficking:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Italian health minister Girolamo Sirchia has ordered the publication of new legislation banning the import and export of human embryos. Despite the ban being passed on December 18, its enforcement - effective the day after its publication in the Gazzetta Ufficiale - had been postponed to allow for an assessment of any "particular cases that might merit an exemption from the new law". The decision to hasten the ban responds, says the ministry, to the "urgent nature of the situation".