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British researchers to clone human stem cells to study motor neurone disease

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:327
  1. Kmietowicz Zosia
  1. London

The British research team that created Dolly the sheep has been granted a licence to clone human embryos to study motor neurone disease.

The licence will allow researchers at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh and King's College in London to generate stem cell lines from embryos created using DNA from patients with motor neurone disease. They will focus on uncovering the cause of the motor neurone disease in patients whose condition cannot be linked to the genes already identified as causing the disease.

It is only the second time that the United …

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