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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act

The Wellcome Trust is keen to ensure that stem cell research in the UK is undertaken within a robust regulatory environment that carries public confidence and support. We worked with a number of stakeholders to ensure that the provisions of the new Act enable researchers to continue to carry out cutting-edge stem cell and reproductive research within a tightly regulated environment that maintains public confidence.

Stem cell basics Overviews of stem cell research and its potential for medicine.
Human admixed embryos View an animation of how human admixed embryos are made and why they are important to research.
Interviews Watch video interviews examining the prospects for stem cell research.

Parliamentary briefings

Information on specific areas supported by the Trust and joint Parliamentary briefing notes.


History of the HFE Bill

Timeline of the development of the HFE Bill and the Trust's activities related to it.

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