Poland

Legal status
Key organization Ministry of Health, Bioethics Appeals Commission (MOH)
Policy No legislation on stem cell research. De facto, embryonic research is prohibited, although not explicitly formulated as such because laws are old. Legally, human embryos are considered “conceived children” and thus cannot be involved in experimentation. hESC research is considered by the Polish Parliament as “inconsistent with Polish law”. Human embryos may not be used for non-therapeutic research.
Legislation No legislation on stem cell research. De facto, embryonic research is prohibited, although not explicitly formulated as such because laws are old.
Embryonic stem cell research policy hESC research is considered by the Polish Parliament as “inconsistent with Polish law”. Human embryos may not be used for non-therapeutic research.
Research with embryo Legally, human embryos are considered “conceived children” and thus cannot be involved in experimentation.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT is forbidden.
Privacy and data protection Act on the Protection of Personal Data (2006): http://www.giodo.gov.pl/data/filemanager_en/61.doc

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