Are Germany and Italy standing in the way of progress in European stem cell research?

A report published last week from the European Science federation (ESF) has given 27 different countries one of four possible statuses based on the permissiveness of their stem cell policies. With the possibility of being deemed either very permissive with regards to human Embryonic Stem Cells, permissive with restrictions, restrictive by default, or very restrictive, the authors of the paper, …