171. Adult lacking capacity.

If, in relation to the proposed use under a licence of the human cells1 of a person who has attained the age of 18 years2, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority3 is satisfied that the following conditions are met4, the Authority may in the licence authorise the application of these provisions5 so that the person's consent is not required6:


    (1)     to the use (whether during his life or after his death) of his human cells to bring about the creation in vitro of an embryo or human admixed embryo7 for use for the purposes of a project of research8;