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Lords launch inquiry into regenerative medicine

July 31, 2012 by

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A new inquiry into regenerative medicine has been launched by the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee.

Research funders urge EU to support stem cell research

June 15, 2012 by

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Research funders from across Europe have written to the EU urging all members to support stem cell research.

Eight actions to support UK regenerative medicine

April 10, 2012 by

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The Technology Strategy Board and four research councils have launched a five year plan to support regenerative medicine and help translate this knowledge into treatments for patients.

More discussion about impact of ban on patenting embryo stem cells

October 28, 2011 by

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Yesterday David Willetts confirmed the UK government is exploring the impact of the new EU ban on patenting of embryo stem cells and that they will continue funding research using embryo stem cells. Background The European Court of Justice made a decision on 18 October which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem […]

What are the government doing to look at the impact of this ban on patenting embryo stem cells?

October 25, 2011 by

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Graham Stringer is planning to ask Vince Cable what he is doing to look at the impact of Europe’s decision last week to ban the patenting of embryo stem cells (check out my previous blog for background on the ban) when he comes into parliament for Business, Innovation and Skills questions on Thursday. Graham has […]

What does this decision to ban patenting of embryo stem cells mean?

October 19, 2011 by

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The European Court of Justice made a decision yesterday which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells, even if the technique itself does not directly destroy an embryo but at some stage in the process has involved the use of an embryo. This has no effect on us doing research using […]

What’s in the Academy of Medical Sciences’ report on animals containing human material?

July 25, 2011 by

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By Laura Boothman and Catherine Luckin, policy officers at the Academy of Medical Sciences As the UK government considers how it will transpose the EU Animals Directive, the Academy of Medical Sciences has published a report considering the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research, which recommends that a national expert body […]