Royal Society presses for law on stem cells

November 10, 2000

The Royal Society has called for a change in the law to allow researchers to carry out human embryo research to develop stem cell therapies.

Its call was condemned by the pressure group Campaign Against Human Genetic Engineering, which attacked what it described as "biased and misleading briefing on stem cell research". It said: "The Royal Society is misusing its scientific prestige in attempts to overcome the public and MPs' resistance to embryo cloning.

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