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Statement supporting funding for stem cell and reproductive health research in Europe 2014

Stem cell research continues to be one of the most promising fields of biomedical research that offers the opportunity to greatly improve the health of European citizens. We call on the European Parliament and European Commission to oppose the ‘One of Us’ Citizens’ Initiative that is seeking a ban on all financing of activities that presuppose the destruction of human embryos, including stem cell research. Such a ban would have a negative impact on research involving human embryos for regenerative medicine, reproductive health and genetic disease.

For further information contact: Dr Alexis Gilbert, a.gilbert@wellcome.ac.uk, The Wellcome Trust.

Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK T:+44 (0)20 7611 8888