UK has decided to go ahead in stem cell research. The House of Commons as recently decided to pass the law to allow scientists to use hybrid animal-human embryos for stem cell research.

The House of Commons also shed light on laws that allow the screening of embryos to produce babies with suitable bone marrow or other material for transplant to sick siblings.

The whole process is based on injecting an empty cow or rabbit egg with human DNA followed by a burst of electricity which would trick the egg into dividing regularly, resulting in a very early embryo, from which stem cells would hopefully be extracted.

Health Minister Dawn Primarolo told lawmakers, opening a debate on the draft laws, said,

“One in seven couples need help with fertility treatment, 350,000 people live with Alzheimer’s, every week there are five children born and three young people die from cystic fibrosis - all issues that this bill addresses.”

Source: Press TV