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HUMAN-ANIMAL EMBRYOS SET TO BE APPROVED IN UK

On Wednesday, a fertility "watch-dog" in Britain is expected to approve the fusing of human cells with animal eggs to develop stem cells for therapeutic purposes. This is a highly contentious procedure and has thus far only been conducted in China.

"The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will rule on applications by two teams of scientists for licenses to create human-animal embryos, sometimes known as hybrids or chimeras, from which stem cells could be extracted to help understand and treat genetic disorders."

"Britain has one of the most permissive approaches in the world, alongside the likes of China and South Korea. British scientists have already won permission to clone new embryos, using spare eggs harvested during in vitro
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