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Scientists call for renewed talks on human embryo research limits

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Scientists and ethicists are urging further debate on the current 14-day limit over research on human embryos.

Why it matters: Some scientists, speaking with Axios and others at an event hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute Wednesday, say expanded research on early embryo development would provide untapped insight into how humans, and their diseases, develop.