France allows embryonic stem cell research
Last updated: 16 July 2013
French lawmakers vote in favour of a controversial bill to allow scientific research on human embryonic stem cells.

The national assembly of France has voted to a lift a ban on embryonic stem cell research, which could pave the way for crucial scientific developments.

It is considered one of the great ethical issues of our time, how much freedom scientists should be allowed to carry out research on embryonic stem cells.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Philips reports.