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Ministers bow to hybrid pressure

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, May 18, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

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    Ministers have bowed to pressure to allow the creation of human animal hybrid embryos for research.
    When the ban was proposed last year there were fears among scientists it would hamper medical breakthroughs.

    Hybrid embryos will only be allowed for research into serious disease and scientists will require a licence.

    Scientists welcomed the proposals put forward in the draft fertility bill, but opponents questioned the ethics of using human cells in this way.

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