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Monday, December 29, 2008

Calling Dr. Moreau - 'Hybrid embryo' legal block lost

BBC - December 9 2008

Christian campaigners have lost their High Court challenge to scientists being allowed to create human-animal embryos for research purposes.

The Christian Legal Centre and Comment on Reproductive Ethics were refused permission to bring a test case application for judicial review.

They had wanted to overturn a decision of the research regulator the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

But the judge ruled their challenge was unarguable.

Mrs Justice Dobbs, sitting at the High Court in London, ruled that the application was "totally without merit".

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