The Embryo Wars

Mark D'Arcy investigates the clash between scientific and religious lobbies over the future of fertility treatments and experiments using human embryos.

The House of Commons is due to debate the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill and MPs on all sides are uneasy about the extent of the proposed changes to the law.

Contributors include Prof Robert Winston, Catholic MP Ann Widdecombe, and former chairman of the Human Fertilization and Embryo Authority Ruth Deech.

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Mark D'Arcy investigates the clash between scientific and religious lobbies over the future of fertility treatments and experiments using human embryos.

The House of Commons is due to debate the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill and MPs on all sides are uneasy about the extent of the proposed changes to the law.

Contributors include Prof Robert Winston, Catholic MP Ann Widdecombe, and former chairman of the Human Fertilization and Embryo Authority Ruth Deech.