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New Zealand discussion of human embryos in research


The NZ Bioethics Council (Toi te Taiao) has just launched an awareness programme about the use of human embryos in research. Discussion material is available for download and by post, as well as online discussion at their web site. This awareness campaign is timed to coincide with the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) advising the Minister of Health about embryo research. (You can find their discussion papers and make a submission direct to ACART throught their website.)

Bioethics Council links:

Human embryos for research dialogue events:

  • A radio programme discussing the issue of human embryos for research, on Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw, National Radio, Sunday 6 August. (Online audio available through Radio NZ).
  • Seminar on human embryos for research in Wellington on 25 September hosted by the Bioethics Council and ACART.

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