Scientists at Newcastle University announced last month that they had created the first part-human, part-animal hybrid embryos in the UK.
Sadly, this is being considered as a "moral" and "ethical" procedure in Britain:
The measures, part of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, are aimed at updating laws in line with scientific advances.
They will be voted on in the House of Commons over the next two days.
Mr Leigh opened the debate on Monday, with an amendment prohibiting outright the creation of hybrid "admixed" embryos.Unfortunately, the BBC reports that ...After making a strong personal case for using hybrid embryos at the weekend, Mr Brown is expected to be backed on this part of the bill.
Writing in the Observer newspaper, Mr Brown called on MPs to back the use of hybrid embryos, saying such scientific advances could speed up treatment for cancer and conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Read the rest of the report here. God forbid this comes to pass...