South Korea Moves For First Stem Cell Study In 3 Years

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South Korea has conditionally lifted a three-year ban on stem cell research using human eggs.

A team has been given the go-ahead provided it secures written consent from egg donors and checks for possible abuse. It should also remove references that give false hope, such as “can cure diseases such as Parkinson’s”.

A bioethics committee banned research using human eggs in 2006 after scientist Hwang Woo-suk’s claims that he created the first human stem cells through cloning were ruled bogus.

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