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Sunday, December 11, 2016
SPUC condemns new funding for cloned-embryo research
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¬†The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has condemned yesterday's announcement of an almost six-fold increase in government funding for stem cell research - aimed at finding ways to generate tissue for spare-parts surgery from cloned human embryos. In January 2001, Parliament approved government proposals to change the law to sanction stem cell research on cloned embryos - so-called therapeutic cloning. SPUC general secretary Paul Tully said: "The government is showing great arrogance and cynicism. This is a calculated move to promote profiteering at the expense of human beings at their youngest and most vulnerable stage - in their very first days of life. The DTI announced today that it will give £40 million over the coming three years to stem cell research; the previous grant was £7 million. "In other countries, where cloning human embryos has been rejected on ethical grounds, treatments from adult-derived stem cells are already in the pipe-line. But Tony Blair believes that Britain can gain from the lack of international competition in the field of cloned-embryo stem-cell research."
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