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Embryo research should be backed

10th April 2008

Professor Sir Martin Evans, the scientist who pioneered the isolation of stem cells over a quarter of a century ago, has called the views of opponents of embryo research "unacceptable".

Professor Evans was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 2007. He said MPs should not be swayed by "emotive arguments" from religious organisations. He told the BBC: "I think the point of debate really is: are the embryos that are being used for research fully-formed humans? To me and to many other scientists - knowing that these are just a small bunch of cells - the answer is no."

 

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