Newcastle centre gains licence for therapeutic cloningBMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7463.417 (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:417
- Stephen Pincock
The United Kingdom has granted its first licence for researchers to create human embryonic stem cells by means of cell nuclear transfer, otherwise known as therapeutic cloning, prompting excitement among scientists—and anger among pro-life groups.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) granted the licence on 11 August to Professor Alison Murdoch and Dr Miodrag Stojkovic at the Newcastle Centre for Life, who will use the stem cells they generate to research diabetes, among other diseases.
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