human-animal hybrid embryos coming

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7193820.stm

Green light for hybrid research

Regulators in the UK have given scientists the green light to create human-animal embryos for research. Two centres, King’s College London and Newcastle University, will now be able to begin their work under one-year research licences. Any other centres wishing to do similar work will have to apply to the HFEA for permission, which will make a decision on a case-by-case basis.

Scientists want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs in a bid to extract stem cells. The embryos would then be destroyed within 14 days.

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