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announcement of new study on animals containing human material

Speakers:
Prof Martin Bobrow, Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge
Dr Robin Lovell-Badge, Head of Division of Developmental Genetics, MRC National Institute of Medical Research
Prof Christopher Shaw, Head of Clinical Neuroscience, Kings College London

The Academy of Medical Sciences has launched a new study examining the use of animals containing human material in scientific research. It will bring together leading experts from a wide range of research fields including developmental genetics, clinical neuroscience, veterinary medicine, bioethics and law. It will examine the scientific, social, ethical, safety and regulatory aspects of the creation and use of non-human animals and embryos incorporating human material. Members of the working group came to the SMC to brief journalists on the study and the background issues.

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