It looks like University College Cork will be the first institution in Ireland to allow the use of embryonic stem cells for research. According to a report in the Evening Echo, a local paper in Cork, the university president is in favour of it.
“The advantage to hunmanity offered by the use of embryonic cells in research over-rides any argument against it. This research is taking place in universities the world over. If we are to remain cutting-edge scientists in Ierland, to compete with other international universities in being successful, this research is essential.”
The governing body votes on the plan on Tuesday.by