September 2007

HFEA unanimously approves animal/human embryos: UK slips further down the slippery slope

Hiding behind the term ‘cytoplasmic hybrid research’, rather than declaring honestly that what they would actually authorise is the creation of animal/human hybrid embryos, the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) has once again shocked the world with its libertarian approach to research on the embryo. Not one single member of the HFEA committee dissented […] Read more

Animal/human embryos: The process of consultation

On September 5, 2007, at a public meeting of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, (a fertility quango not to be confused with Parliament or any other democratic organisation) decided that they had authority in principle to issue licences for the creation of animal/human hybrids for research. The meeting was the culmination of a period […] Read more