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Comment on a proposed draft protocol for the European Convention on Biomedicine relating to research on the human embryo and fetus.
  1. M M Lebech
  1. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


    Judge Christian Byk renders service to the Steering Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (CDBI) by proposing a draft of the protocol destined to fill in a gap in international law on the status of the human embryo. This proposal, printed in a previous issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics deserves nevertheless to be questioned on important points. Is Christian Byk proposing to legalise research on human embryos not only in vitro but also in utero?

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