The World from Berlin 'German Reasoning Won Out' in Stem Cell Ruling

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that research using embryonic stem cells, in which the embryos are destroyed, cannot be patented. In Germany, where the research that prompted the original lawsuit was based, editorialists are mixed in their views of the ruling.
Embryonic stem cells are researched at the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn.

Embryonic stem cells are researched at the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology at the University of Bonn.

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-- Mary Beth Warner