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A proposed draft protocol for the European Convention on Biomedicine relating to research on the human embryo and fetus.
  1. J C Byk
  1. University of Poitiers, France.


    The objective of this paper is to stimulate academic debate on embryo and fetal research from the perspective of the drafting of a protocol to the European Convention on Biomedicine. The Steering Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe was mandated to draw up such a protocol and for this purpose organised an important symposium on reproductive technologies and embryo research, in Strasbourg from the 16th to the 18th of December 1996.

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