The Independent: IVF: First genetically-modified human embryos 'could be created in Britain within weeks'
Scientists are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog.
The first genetically-modified human embryos could be created in Britain within weeks according to the scientists who are about to learn whether their research proposal has been approved by the fertility watchdog.
Although it will be illegal to allow the embryos to live beyond 14 days, and be implanted into the womb, the researchers accepted that the research could one day lead to the birth of the first GM babies should the existing ban be lifted for medical reasons.
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