British Parliament Approves Cloning for Research Purposes

Published December 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Britain's parliament authorized on Tuesday the cloning of human embryos for research purposes, in a controversial decision on an issue that has split public opinion. 

The parliament voted 366 to 174 to approve the draft. 

The government of Prime Minister Tony Blair caused a stir in August when it launched the proposal to allow scientists to clone human embryos in order to make huge advances in finding treatments for devastating diseases -- LONDON (AFP)  





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