Foundation calls for action on stem-cell legislation

The Irish Stem Cell Foundation has warned that current restrictions on research in Ireland are preventing inward investment in the bio-tech sector.

It is calling on the Government to pass legislation promised in the programme for government to create a clear framework for the use of stem cells in scientific research.

Until such laws are in place, the group says Ireland cannot compete with international research in a growing number of areas.

Stephen Sullivan, Chief Scientific Officer at the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, said stem cell research fed into areas such as drug screening and disease prevention.

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