US foetal tissue research ban
The Trump administration halts scientific research on tissue derived from human embryos
The US has withdrawn funding for scientific research involving foetal tissue.
Scientists point to the lack of feasible alternatives to using foetal tissue – which comes from embryos donated to scientific research via abortion clinics.
They say the move to halt this kind of research will have a negative impact on the ability of US medical institutions to develop new treatments for a range of diseases from diabetes to cancer.
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Presenter: Roland Pease
Producer: Julian Siddle