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Cambridge Reproduction

Cambridge at the forefront of human embryo research, 8 April 2022


Embryo research in the UK is governed by principles that are over 40 years old. New developments led by Cambridge researchers mean that we are now pushing the limits of what is technically and legally possible in embryo research. Join our panel of scientific, legal, sociological and historical experts as they debate whether it is time to revisit the rules governing fertility and embryo research.

Our panel is:

The evening will be chaired by Professor Nick Hopwood (History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge).

The event will be in person and also live-streamed on the festival YouTube channel.

This event has been organised jointly by Cambridge Reproduction (, the Human Developmental Biology Initiative, the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, and the IVF Histories and Cultures Project.

Friday, 8 April, 2022 - 19:30 to 21:00
Event location: 
Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street, CB2 3RS and online