Cardinal O'Brien attacks embryo research

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THE leader of Scotland's Catholics is to use his Easter sermon to launch a strong attack on latest plans for embryo research.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is expected to say: "One might say that in our country we are about to have a public government endorsement of experiments of Frankenstein proportion without many people realising what is going on."

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill would allow the creation of animal-human embryos – by injecting animal cells or DNA into human embryos or human cells into animal eggs – to be used in medical research and then discarded.

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