UK: Legal challenge to hybrid embryos
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
A Christian organisation will launch legal action in an attempt to overturn a decision to licence scientists to create human-animal hybrid embryos.
Newcastle University and King's College London have had permission to create the embryos for medical research.
The Christian Legal Centre claims the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority acted beyond its powers.
The centre insists that existing legislation dating from 1990 does not permit the process.
The group, which includes Christian lawyers and doctors, claims that the HFEA granting the licences was therefore illegal. the rest
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