Human Embryos

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News from Abroad: EPO Clarifies Extent to which Methods Involving Use of Human Embryos Are Excluded from Patentability

Generally, the European Patent Office does not allow claims to methods involving the use of human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes. It was therefore perhaps not surprising that the Examiner objected to the...more

News from Abroad: UK Court Seek Clarification of the Term "Human Embryo"

In Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace (Case 34/10) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that any non-fertilised but parthenogenically stimulated human ovum constitutes a "human embryo" within the meaning of...more

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Stem Cell Funding Petition

..The on again, off again nature of federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research has created a great deal of uncertainty for academic scientists, major research medical centers, venture capital investors,...more

Is Stem Cell Research Moral? Does Roe v. Wade help?

I was asked to argue the "pro" side of this topic because I stated I was against it. Did my own paper change my mind? I won't tell. Embryonic stem cell research (ES) has been described as one of the most significant...more

NIH Approves First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Under New NIH Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approved the first human embryonic stem cell lines under the new NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research. ...more

Commercializing Stem Cell-Based Therapies: Meeting NIH and FDA Requirements by Kalah Auchincloss

In March, President Obama signed an executive order lifting the Bush Administration restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell (HES) research. The possibility of new federal funding opportunities, in...more

NIH Releases Guidelines for Federal Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

According to the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), “studies of human embryonic stem cells may yield information about the complex events that occur during human development… and could provide information about how...more

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