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Embryo Research
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I. General Considerations – II. Ethics

I. General Considerations

The results of research carried out on animal embryos have greatly changed animal husbandry. Totipotent embryonic cells can be extracted from embryos at a very early stage (2nd–8th cellular stage). These individual cells divide anew to form functional embryos which do not differ from normally developed embryos. Particular significance attaches to the possibility of “clon…

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Schwinger, Eberhard and Herms, Eilert, “Embryo Research”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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