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This is not just another embryo biology website. We cover:

  • ethical principles
  • religious beliefs and faith perspectives
  • UK legislation
  • the significance of developmental milestones

We hope this will provide you, the medical student, with a balanced and comprehensive resource that will have practical benefit to your studies…and don’t forget it’s primarily written by students for students!

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Key Facts

Take a brief look at the ethical, legal and religious issues surrounding the use of human embryos in medical research and treatment for infertility.


Delve into the details for any of these topics. Contains learning objectives, study aids, case scenarios and take home facts.

Quiz Me!

How well have you grasped the ethical, legal and religious issues regarding the human embryo?

Interesting Media

Have a look at topical movies and media, recommended viewing for any student!

Further Reading

More detailed reading and recommended books for further study about embryo issues. Are you thinking of a self selected study component? If so, you will find plenty of material here.