Cardinal Warns Blair on Embryo Research; 'The Danger Is That We Sleepwalk into a Form of Eugenics'
Byline: GRAEME WILSON
ADVANCES in genetic science could see Britain sleepwalking into 'a form of eugenics', the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England has warned Tony Blair.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor issued his warning amid growing concern about the dramatic progress in embryo and genetic research.
And he called on the Prime Minister to set up a powerful bioethics watchdog to examine the moral implications of the most contentious developments.
His intervention comes amid growing fears that technology will soon allow doctors to genetically screen unborn babies to see if they will be prone to certain diseases.
In recent weeks …
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Publication information: Article title: Cardinal Warns Blair on Embryo Research; 'The Danger Is That We Sleepwalk into a Form of Eugenics'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: October 4, 2005. Page number: 4. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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