Dolly creator to clone human embryos

London, Feb. 08 (CWNews.com) – The British scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep has been granted a license to clone human embryos for medical research.

Professor Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh and scientists from Kings College London will clone embryonic unborn children to study motor neurone disease.

Wilmut told the BBC the license will enable him to study how the disease progresses and stressed his team has no intention of allowing the cloned children to be born. He added that the unborn children will be killed after experimentation. He said, “Our aim will be to generate stem cells purely for research purposes.”

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