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UK IVF consent laws ‘do not breach human rights’

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has affirmed UK law requiring both parents to consent to the implantation of embryos, even when they have already been created. The ECHR’s Grand Chamber ruled today that the six embryos created by Natallie Evans and her former partner Howard Johnston must be destroyed after Mr Johnston withdrew… Read more »

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Scientists want to create part animal, part human embryos
MPs: Hybrid embryo ban ‘will harm science’

MPs have urged the government not to ban hybrid human-animal embryos, warning current proposals are too prohibitive and could compromise the UK’s position in the scientific community. The Commons’ science committee says research into hybrid embryos should be allowed under licence, following scrutiny from the Human and Embryology Authority, and scientists should be allowed to… Read more »