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Revisiting the 14 Day Rule

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Part one of two. For more than 25 years, since the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act came into force, it's been illegal in the UK to research on human embryos in the test tube beyond 14 days. But with recent scientific developments the debate over changing the limit has been rekindled. Matthew Hill, the BBC's West of England Health Correspondent, looks back at the origins of the 14-day rule and its impact on understanding the earliest stages of pregnancy.

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Presenter Matthew Hill

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