Double Time Limit for Embryo Research, Say Ethics Experts

August 8, 2018

(Science Daily) – In countries which already permit embryo research, there are no “compelling moral arguments” why the time limit for experimentation should not be doubled, say ethics experts. Currently, research on embryos is limited in many countries to a maximum period of 14 days after their fertilisation in the lab. But ethicists Dr John Appleby of Lancaster University with Professor Dr Annelien Bredenoord of University Medical Center Utrecht believe the current limit is “no longer adequate for current scientific developments.”

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