Stem cells have opened new prospects in regenerative medicine. It is morally acceptable to take stem cells when they do no serious harm to the subject, as is generally the case when tissues are taken from an adult organism, from the umbilical cord at the time of birth or from foetuses that have died from natural causes.

On the other hand, it is always gravely illicit to take stem cells from a living human embryo, because it invariably causes the death of the embryo.

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