Giving The Go-Ahead To Use "Hybrid" Embryos

Law360, New York (October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The future for stem cell research in the U.K. is at a critical point. The U.K. Government is overhauling the seventeen year old regulatory regime governing use of embryonic stem cells, and, in tandem under the existing law, the U.K.’s regulatory body has been considering whether to permit research using so-called ‘hybrid’ or ‘chimeric’ embryos. Last month, the latter deliberations resulted in an ‘in principle’ decision from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) that such research should be permitted under the existing law, but this...
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