Friday, January 12, 2007

comments requested on human-animal hybrid research

The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (the UK's regulator regarding fertility treatment and embryo research) is requesting a public consultation on human-animal hybrid research, initiated by two research groups' requests for licenses to mix human and aminal cells to create stem cell lines. As quoted from the HFEA press statement: “We need to work closely with the scientific community, the various interest groups and the public to develop a proper understanding of the different types of science that hybrid and chimera research would involve. We can then decide the appropriate approach to take in each case.”

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