What does the law say about human embryonic stem cell research in the UK?

The UK has a comprehensive and well-established regulatory framework for stem cell research. Embryonic stem cell research is allowed subject to a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

For more detailed information about how stem cell research is regulated in the United Kingdom, see our summary: Regulation of stem cell research in the United Kingdom.

Last updated: 
30 Sep 2012