Thursday, May 17, 2007

British scientists to experiment with part human part animal cells

Telegraph reported Scientists will be allowed to create hybrid animal-human embryos for stem cell research after the Government dropped its opposition to the procedure. In what is seen by many as a U-turn, the Government published a draft bill that effectively sweeps away last year's ban, which was widely criticised by scientists, who warned that it would hinder medical breakthroughs.
Scientists get to do anything they want by saying that not allowing them that freedom will hinder medical breakthroughs.
Under the Human Tissue and Embryos Bill, scientists will be allowed to produce "cybrid" embryos that are 99.9 per cent human and 0.1 per cent animal and they will be permitted to alter human embryos by the introduction of animal DNA.
If one of these human/cow or human/rabbit embryos is brought to term, will it's vote count like everyone else's or will it just count for 99.9%

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