Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence

Memorandum 5

Submission from Mrs Marie Rodgers

  I wish to state that the government should NOT make any moves towards the regulation of the creation of hybrid and chimera embryos for research purposes.

  These scientific proposals are completely groundless and bad science. While money is being poured into these unethical and very doubtful methods there are other research programmes which make good science, using, for example adult stem cells or umbilical cords that would make genuine progress in medical science.

  This is just another step towards degrading the dignity of mankind, making human beings mere commodities to be tampered with and experimented at the whim of unscrupulous scientists

  These proposals must not go ahead.  

January 2007

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