freyakitten: Pic of me doing a backbend supported by a gentleman who is less visible due to contrast (Foliage)
( Nov. 7th, 2006 10:47 am)
Link yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] mordwen: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6121280.stm

What they're talking about is the application of some scientists in the UK to use the shell (and non-nucleic material) of a cows' egg to house cloned human embryos for stem cell research.

Apart from the chimeric angle, there's also the cloning bit, and then there's the fact that doing this with a naturally conceived human embryo - inserting the nucleic material into a healthy egg from which the nucleic material has been remove - is illegal, because the resulting embryo has DNA from three sources (two for the nucleic DNA, one for the non-nucleic DNA such as mitochondrial DNA).

It'll be interesting to see if this gets through.
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