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No funding for hybrid cloning

Less than a year after the creation of "admixed" human-animal hybrid embryos for stem cell research was legalized in the UK, investigators with permits to conduct the research have had their grant proposals rejected by two of the country's leading funding bodies. "Our funding applications have not been successful, so we don't have the equipment and personnel to do this work," linkurl:Stephen Minger,;http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/biohealth/research/wolfson/sminger.html a stem cell researcher at K

Elie Dolgin
Less than a year after the creation of "admixed" human-animal hybrid embryos for stem cell research was legalized in the UK, investigators with permits to conduct the research have had their grant proposals rejected by two of the country's leading funding bodies. "Our funding applications have not been successful, so we don't have the equipment and personnel to do this work," linkurl:Stephen Minger,;http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/biohealth/research/wolfson/sminger.html a stem cell researcher at King's College London and one of the three scientists approved by the linkurl:Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority;http://www.hfea.gov.uk/ (HFEA) to create hybrid embryos, told __The Scientist__. "We're kind of stuck; we can't do anything." "It is possible that people morally opposed to what we want to do are turning down our application," said Minger, whose grant application was rejected in September. (He declined to say which funding agency had turned it down.) "But we have no evidence of that," he added. linkurl:Lyle Armstrong,;http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihg/staff/profile/lyle.armstrong...

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