R (On the application of Quintavalle) v. Secretary of State for Health
Great Britain. England and Wales. Supreme Court of Judicature, High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court
All England Law Reports 2001; 4: 1013-1024
Court Decision:  4 All England Law Reports 1013; 2001 November 15 (date of decision). The Queen's Bench Division held that the creation of an embryo through cell nuclear replacement did not fall under the statutory definition of an embryo because that definition requires fertilization. The Chief Medical Officer's Expert Group expressed an opinion that the creation and use of embryos through cell nuclear replacement was regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. A pro-life organization brought suit asking for a declaration that the Act did not cover embryos created through cell nuclear replacement. The court reasoned that the strict language of the statute dealt only with embryos in the various stages of fertilization. Because cell nuclear replacement was conceded to be an alternative to fertilization, and not fertilization itself, the Act did not apply. [KIE/ECL]
Date of Decision: 15 November 2001
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