|Stem Cell Research - Report
Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 13 February 2002.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
The establishment of the Committee and the
scope of its remit
CHAPTER 2: STEM CELLS
Box 2: The potential of stem cells
The potential of stem cells for developing
The research path to therapeutic application
Box 3: Increased plasticity of adult
Immunological rejection of stem cell-based
CHAPTER 3: POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS
OF ES CELLS AND ADULT STEM CELLS
Adult stem cells
Do developments on adult stem cells make
research on ES cells unnecessary?
CHAPTER 4: the status of the EARLY embryo
The development of the embryo
The status of the early embryo
The Warnock Committee's view
Should the early embryo be treated as a person?
The views of the faiths
The current legal and social context
The Committee's conclusion
The fourteen days limit
What does respect for the early embryo mean
The creation of embryos for research
CHAPTER 5: CELL NUCLEAR REPLACEMENT AND CLONING
The additional purposes in the Regulations
Cell nuclear replacement
Oocyte nucleus transfer
CHAPTER 6: COMMERCIAL INTERESTS IN STEM CELL
CHAPTER 7: THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
International instruments: the concept
of human dignity
The scope for international regulation
An international ban on reproductive cloning?
CHAPTER 8: LEGISLATION AND REGULATION
The existing regulatory regime
Review of outcomes of research undertaken
under the 1990 Act
The drafting of the Regulations
Application of the new purposes to basic
Custody and regulation of stem cell lines
SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Appendix 1: Membership
Appendix 2: Call for Evidence
Appendix 3: Organisations and individuals
who gave evidence
Appendix 4: The moral status of the early
embryo: reading the Christian tradition
Appendix 5: Glossary of biological terms
used in the Report
Appendix 6: Reproductive Cloning
(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence.
(p) refers to a page of written evidence.
The oral evidence supporting the Report is printed in a second
volume, HL Paper 83(ii).