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TiP on hybrid embryo debate

MPs have debated whether the creation of hybrid embryos which combine human and animal elements in the hope of finding treatments for certain diseases.

MPs rejected a cross-party bid to ban hybrid embryo research in a free vote.

They also voted down an attempt to ban the testing of an embryo to establish whether it could provide a tissue match for a brother or sister with a serious medical condition, or so-called "saviour siblings".

Susan Hulme and Viv Robins report for Today in Parliament.

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