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
These proposals must not go ahead.