Cell researchers denied funds

“Researchers working at producing a ‘body repair kit’ are hopeful that the creation of embryonic stem cells from a patient’s skin may soon make their dream a reality. The personalised body repair kits mean scientists could design individual treatments for heart disease, Parkinson’s and diabetes. However, two out of the three licence holders legally permitted to create hybrid embryos from human cells and animal eggs have been denied research funds …” (more)

[Independent, 13 January]

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