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Emerging Human Embryo Research Technologies, the 14-day Rule, and the Special Status of the Embryo

Kirstin R.W. Matthews | Ana S. Iltis

Emerging Human Embryo Research Technologies, the 14-day Rule, and the Special Status of the Embryo.

By Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Samantha Lowe and Ana S. Iltis

The authors examine a proposal for new human embryo and embryoid guidelines, writing that before conducting any research beyond day 14 — the current international limit recently being challenged by some in the field — scientists must develop clear, thoughtful and culturally sensitive guidelines that include limitations and oversight procedures to ensure that science responds to societal needs and values.

Read their article in the International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine.