Hybrid research gets green light17th January 2008
Scientists have been given permission by UK regulators to create human-animal embryos for research.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority gave the go-ahead after a consultation showed the public were â€śat easeâ€? with the idea.
The ruling now means that researchers at Kingâ€™s College London can begin work to create hybrids to study diseases known to have genetic causes - such as Alzheimerâ€™s and Parkinsonâ€™s disease â€“ while a team at Newcastle University can use the technique to help understand how stem cells develop into different tissues in the body.
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Title: Hybrid research gets green light
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5371
Date Added: 17th Jan 2008