Legal status
Key organization Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Policy hESC research is allowed with IVF embryos up to 7 days post-fertilisation, under strict conditions and with informed consent, or with cells imported specifically for research purposes. Cloning is prohibited. The creation of embryos for research is prohibited.
Regulations Ordinance of 2 February 2005 on Research involving Embryonic Stem Cells (Stem Cell Research Ordinance, SCRO), RS 810.311: http://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/20042542/index.html
Legislation Federal Act of 19 December 2003 on Research Involving Embryonic Stem Cells (Stem Cell Research Act, StRA), RS 810.13
Legislation Link http://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/20022165/index.html
Embryonic stem cell research policy hESc derivation and research is allowed with IVF surplus embryos with the approval of the Federal Office of Public Health (Federal Office).
Research with embryo Research with embryos is allowed only with IVF surplus embryos. Embryo creation for research purposes is prohibited.
Embryo donation and cryopreservation Embryo donation is prohibited.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT is prohibited.
Genetic modification or selection Interference with genetic material of human reproductive cells and embryos is prohibited.
Privacy and data protection Federal Act of 30 September 2011 on Research Involving Human Beings (Human Research Act, HRA), RS 810.30, Articles 2, 3, 16, 17, 32 - 43, 45, 47, 49, 58, 59, and 63): http://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classified-compilation/20061313/index.html



hESC Cell lines

hiPSC Cell lines

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