British researchers to proceed with “hybrid” embryos?
London, Sep. 4, 2007 (CWNews.com) – A British regulatory body will apparently give approval to the creation of “hybrid” embryos including human and animal material.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has concluded a 3-month study of the issue, issuing a report that says most members of the public are “at ease” with the prospects of research that would combine human genetic material and animal eggs.
In May, under pressure from research scientists, the British government backed away from a preliminary plan to outlaw the creation of hybrid embryos. Calling for “an evaluation of a number of different viewpoints,” health minister Caroline Flint sought more opinions on the question. [More]
What a sad commentary! The public is “at ease” with this???!!! How sickening! I would hope that someone in the UK is taking action on this to prevent the destruction of human life. I will be praying.