This film documents a conversation between Sandy Starr (deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust, or PET, the charity that publishes BioNews) and Professor Robin Lovell-Badge (chair of trustees at PET) about embryo and stem cell research.
Professor Lovell-Badge chaired the task force that developed the latest guidelines of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (see BioNews 1097), and he discusses those guidelines here.
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|The main themes of the conversation are as follows.|
|00:00||Background to stem cells|
|01:57||The International Society for Stem Cell Research|
|03:02||Dealing with rogue operators|
|03:55||How the guidelines work|
|07:13||Human embryos and the 14-day rule|
|09:44||Human embryos and the primitive streak|
|10:41||Why culture embryos for longer?|
|12:35||Stem-cell-based embryo models|
|16:01||Combining human and animal material|
|18:31||Predominantly human or predominantly animal?|