Switzerland

The Article of the Constitution regarding reproductive medicine and genetic engineering in the human field is of fundamental relevance to cloning issues. The Article of the Constitution regarding reproductive medicine and genetic engineering in the human field is of fundamental relevance to cloning issues.

Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, Article 119 "Fortpflanzungsmedizin und Gentechnologie im Humanbereich". Online Version

The Stem Cell Research Act (Stammzellforschungsgesetz) sets out the conditions under which research on human embryonic stem cells may be conducted in Switzerland. The Act is put into concrete form by the Stem Cell Research Ordinance (Stammzellforschungsverordnung). Both entered into force on 1 March, 2005.

Bundesgesetz über die Forschung an embryonalen Stammzellen (Stammzellenforschungsgesetz, StFG). Online Version (German)

Verordnung über die Forschung an embryonalen Stammzellen (Stammzellenforschungsverordnung, VStFG). Online Version (German)

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