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    EU Funding of Research Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells is Jeopardised

    Published on 15 May 2014
    Author: Marlen Damjanovic, National Contact Point Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing

    A joint statement in support of EU funding of stem cell research was developed by the Dutch research community against the “One of Us” citizens`initiative

    The Dutch research community joint forces to summarise a statement against the citizens' initiative “One of Us”  explaining why EU funding for research using human embryonic stem cells is important and asks the European Commission to retain the initiative`s aims. It would significantly impact collaborative research between countries. Therefore they urge the European Commission to retain the provisions of the current framework for funding stem cell research in Horizon 2020 as it stands right now. The "One of Us" initiative would seriously jeopardise (funding for) stem cell research.

    Should this be of concern to you and your research, you are free to join forces with your colleagues and send a similar signal to the European Commission.

    "One of Us" citizens`initiative

    Joint statement in support of EU funding of stem cell research