Research on human embryos (embryonic stem cell), the previously strictly prohibited, are now allowed by special dispensation for a period of five years from supernumerary embryos frozen not longer part of a project parenting. All requests will be managed by the Agency of Biomedicine, in place on 1 January 2005. e-health: Are you satisfied with the adoption of this law? e-health: Returns-she allow baby drugs, called designer babies in Britain? e-health: What are the risks of therapeutic cloning? e-health: What new avenues of research in perspective? Concurrently, reproductive cloning is declared a crime against the human race, punishable by 30 years in prison and $ 7.5 million in fines. Therapeutic cloning may, for its part, be punished by seven years in prison and 100,000 euro fine. .
We collected about Aude Dugast, editor of Genethique. e-health: Are you satisfied with the adoption of this law? Aude Dugast: We are not satisfied with the law as it was adopted because it is the first time that French law authorizes the destruction of beings humans to make research materials: it allows research on embryos. This research is not intended to treat a sick embryo, but the removal of cells from an embryo (and thus has delete it) to use as material for experimentation. it allows the creation of babies drugs, it introduces a false distinction between therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning, it does not limit the number of embryos created by fertilization in vitro, thus organizing a continuous stock of embryos available for research.