Wednesday, February 09, 2005

UK Approves cloning of Human Embryos

on BloomBerg

Professor Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh and a team at King's College in London will grow embryos with motor neuron disease to study the development of the condition, which kills cells in the spinal cord and brain that control movement, the agency said on its Web site.

Motor neuron disease is a group of related ailments leading to weakness and wasting of muscles, the U.K. Motor Neurone Disease Association said on its Web site. It is most common in adults from 50 to 70, with an incidence of about seven cases per 100,000, the association said. The cause is unknown.

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