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The documents also reveal a document from Johns Hopkins that in effect questions whether it is even safe to stand near an operating scanner, let alone inside one. Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says that the Dept. of Homeland Security "mischaracterized" their work by telling USA Today that NIST affirmed the safety of the scanners when in fact NIST does not do product safety testing and never tested a scanner for safety."
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From BBC News:
Regulators are due to make a decision whether to allow human-animal embryos to be created and used for research. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is expected to give the plan the go-ahead in principle — but each case will still be judged individually.
Scientists want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs in a bid to extract stem cells.
Dr Lyle Armstrong University, of Newcastle University, said: "It's not our intention to create any bizarre cow-human hybrid, we want to use those cells to understand how to make human stem cells better."
But Josephine Quintavalle, of the campaign group Comment on Reproductive Ethics, said the HFEA was wrong to be pushing ahead with a decision: "Many people will be horrified if this is allowed."
Well I for one welcome our new Tauren overlords."