Thursday, 22 May, 2008 Science

Japanese Researchers Are Allowed To Clone Human Embryos


Japanese scientists can now clone human embryos, according to a proposal that was approved by a team of experts at the education and science ministry. It is worth mentioning that scientists will be able to clone human embryos in order to perform studies on incurable diseases.

The proposal that comes under the cloning technology control law is to be analyzes by the end of current year. This is going to make Japan the second country after Britain where cloning human embryos is legal.

Due to the fact that the criteria are set high, there are currently no institutions in Japan that meet the necessary standards to perform the research.

Because of the development of the induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers are able to make the use of human embryos less significant in regenerative medicine.

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