Legal status
Key organization Estonian Health Board
Policy The 2003 Act deals with IVF embryos and their use in research, but there is no specific reference to hESC research. Reproductive cloning (by SCNT), is explicitly prohibited. There are no specific laws regulating biobanks.
Legislation Artificial Insemination and Embryo Protection Act
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Embryonic stem cell research policy there is no specific legal regulations for the use of human embryonic stem cells in scientific research.
Research with embryo IVF frozen embryos can be used for scientific research with the progenitors consent.
Embryo donation and cryopreservation embryos can be preserved for 7 years and can be donated for scientific resaerch. Gamet donation is allowed.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer Reproductive SCNT is forbidden
Genetic modification or selection It is prohibited to compound embryos with different genetic information.
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