» 11/23/2007, 00.00
Sacrifice of human embryos no longer “necessary”
Positive reactions to the Japanes-US discovery of human cells with “unlimited potential” made from skin tissue. Catholic Church and Bush praise advance along with Chinese Academy of sciences and “father of Dolly the sheep”.
Kyoto University scientists break stem cell safety barriers
Dr Shinya Yamanaka’s research team eliminates the risks of cell mutation and the danger of tumors. Now it is working on finding a safe artificial genetic factor.
01/08/2008 SOUTH KOREA
Authorities deny Hwang Woo-suk the right to conduct research on human embryos
Hwang Woo-suk is still on trial for violating bioethics laws and falsifying results of his scientific experiments.
30/04/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul lifts ban on human stem cell research
Researchers in South Korea’s capital can conduct human stem cell research if they respect four conditions. Only eggs from aborted foetuses can be used. Research on human stem cells had stopped three years ago in the wake of the scandal that swept the phoney pioneer of human cloning. South Korea is now following the lead of the United States.
11/06/2005 SOUTH KOREA
South Korea, adult stem cells "a valid alternative to cloning of embryos"
Damage from stem cell therapy. Caution never hurts
The death of a person treated with stem cells has created debate among scholars. Caution is required, because although there is a lot of promising data in various fields of application, not all types of stem cells have demonstrated real therapeutic potential. Above all the good of the person must take first place.
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