Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hybrids: Government publishes draft bill to permit them

Action: please lobby your MP. The creation of human-animal hybrids is an attack on the sanctity of life. Please respond to the HFEA Consultation, which is open between till 20th July 2007, here.

From The BBC, in part: 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.

See here for the full story.

1 comment:

John Kearney said...

What a `lying breed` these `scientists` are. They just want to experiment and have no interest in medical breakthroughs whatsoever. The breakbhroughts are coming from adult stem cells as they well know, even their prize soundbite `Parkingsons`. It is almost sad that when they were embryos someone did not exdperiment on them.

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