We are at the pioneering stages of embryonic research that promise great medical advancement. However, ethical guidelines have yet to be agreed upon regarding how far we go or how and when we utilize this technology. There is not, as of yet, any established LDS doctrine or official statement regarding the beginning of life nor the pursuance of embryonic research. As Latter-day Saints in and about to enter the medical profession, we believe we need to be proactive in feeling these matters out and deciding how to proceed.
Rick Jepson, Kurt Despain, Maren Cloward, Shonni Hansen, and John Resch