Article Date: 26 Mar 2008 - 1:00 PDT
MS Society Reinforces Its Position On Hybrid Embryos, UK
Following news reports over the Easter weekend concerning the Embryology Bill currently making its way through Parliament, the MS Society has reinforced its position on this avenue of research.
Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the MS Society, said: "The use of hybrid embryos is an important part of stem cell research.
"At the moment, there are limited options for scientists investigating the use of stem cells and as a result, their full potential is yet to be realised.
"Diseases such as MS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's have a devastating impact on more than a million families throughout the UK; families to whom stem cell research could offer vital hope."
MS Society - UK