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euro-threat to UK stem cell research

Speakers:
Dr Peter Doyle, Senior Medical Officer Transplant Policy Team, Department of Health
Prof Christopher Higgins, Director, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Mr Robert Meadowcroft, Director of Policy, Parkinson’s Society
Prof Roger Pedersen, member of UKNSCN steering committee, University of Cambridge

MEPs in the European Parliament are set to vote on amendments to the European Directive on Tissues and Cells. Leading scientists fear that many of these amendments pose a real threat to pioneering stem cell research, particularly the use of stem cells derived from cloned embryos.

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