Scientists have created what is believed to be the first genetically modified (GM) human embryo.
A team from Cornell University in New York produced the GM embryo to study how early cells and diseases develop. It was destroyed after five days.
The British regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has warned that such controversial experiments cause ‘large ethical and public interest issues’.
(via Wired Science)
We live in exciting times.
May 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm
I would like someone to explain this to me someday: what does it matter if it is unethical? How is it that they can make things illegal based on it’s supposed “ethical-ness”?
May 13, 2008 at 4:47 pm
G.V, crime pays.
May 13, 2008 at 7:23 pm
Could’ve been a hero to his classmates. We’ll never know.
May 14, 2008 at 7:20 am
Did it have a soul?
May 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm
A soul costs more.