Weekend News: Britain steps up on embryonic and stem cell research

Earlier this week, the British House of Commons voted by a large majority the amendments for Human Fertilization and Embryonic Research Act which allows scientists to produce human-animal hybrid embryos for stem cell research.

It is the belief of many scientists, lawmakers, as well as patients that the key to future therapies that can cure diseases – from cardiovascular disorders to cancer – lie in stem cell research.

More details are to be found at:

Britain goes for hybrid embryos and savior siblings

Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2008

MSNBC, 19 May 2008

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