Finland

Legal status
Key organization National Committee on Medical Research Ethics (TUKIJA)
Policy hESC research is allowed with IVF embryos up to 14 days after fertilisation. Cloning is prohibited. SCNT is allowed by default, since under this legislation “embryo” is defined as a living group of cells resulting from fertilisation.
Legislation Medical research Act 488/1999
Legislation Link http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/1999/en19990488.pdf
Embryonic stem cell research policy hESC research is allowed with the written consent of the donors of the gametes and with the licence of the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health.
Research with embryo Research with embryos is allowed only with the IVF supernumerary embryos.
Embryo donation and cryopreservation hESC research is allowed with the written consent of the donors of the gametes and with the licence of the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. Embryos can be stored for up to 15 years (after which must be destroyed).
Somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT is not explicited permitted. It is consider allowed by default.
Genetic modification or selection Research on embryos and gametes fot the purpose of developing procedures for modifying hereditary propiertes shall be propiertes shall be prohibited, unless the research is for the purpose of curing or preventing a seriuous hereditary disease.
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Provider

hESC Cell lines

hiPSC Cell lines