Stem Cell Research Legislation

Research involving embryonal stem cells is regulated in Switzerland by the Stem Cell Research Act (StRA). This stipulates the conditions under which stem cells may be obtained and used in research.  

The Federal Act of 19 December 2003 on Research Involving Embryonic Stem Cells (Stem Cell Research Act, StRA) came into force on 1 March 2005.

The act makes it legal in Switzerland to obtain, under certain conditions, stem cells from "surplus" human embryos for research purposes. It also permits the import of embryonic stem cell lines from abroad for research purposes.

Further information

Development of Legislation on Stem Cell Research

Research involving embryonal stem cells is regulated in Switzerland by the Stem Cell Research Act (StRA). A brief outline shows how the legislation developed.

Last modification 17.08.2018

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