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Human Embryo Research Beyond 14 Days? International Perspectives
Soni S, & Baylis F. (7 Jun 2021). Human research beyond 14 days? International perspectives. Hastings Bioethics Forum.
Five years ago, independent research teams in the United States and the United Kingdom succeeded in cultivating human embryos in the laboratory for 12-to-13 days – longer than ever before. They could have continued their research but didn’t. They stopped because of the broad international consensus that such research should not be permitted beyond 14 days (often referred to as the 14-day rule). And, in the U.K. stopping would have been further incentivized by the legal prohibition on such research.
This technical achievement sparked an ethical debate ...
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