Controversial therapeutic cloning is legalised

15th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2006, MADRID — The Spanish government approved on Friday a new law which would allow therapeutic cloning.

15 September 2006

MADRID — The Spanish government approved on Friday a new law which would allow therapeutic cloning.

The controversial treatment aims to take stem cells cloned from human embryos to treat debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsons'.

The Law of Biomedical Investigation, backed by the cabinet, established "the maximum legal safeguards for those affected".

Elena Salgado, Spanish health minister, said the new law would allow so-called 'bio banks' to store up stem cells.

Meanwhile, Salgado said another new law will make it an offence for Spanish teenagers under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks on the street.

The limitations of where and how they can drink have yet to be clarified.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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