Human-animal embryos get the go-ahead – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“British scientists will try to create human-animal embryos for the first time after receiving the go-ahead from the government’s fertility regulator yesterday. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said it had offered year-long licences to two teams of scientists that hope to use the embryos to study stem cells, the body’s master cells that have the potential to form any tissue or organ.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008