Diabetes UK is a national charity which supports people with diabetes and promotes research into the condition. This charity is a member of the AMRC.
In October 2011 Diabetes UK issued a position statement which read: "Following a member and stakeholder consultation in 2001 and a survey of members in late 2009, Diabetes UK has committed to support stem cell research both publicly and financially through our research grant programme. This position is also in line with that of the Association of Medical Research Charities, of which Diabetes UK is a member. In our 2009 survey of Diabetes UK members, an overwhelming majority supported the use of adult stem cells in diabetes research, around two thirds supported the use of human embryos, and a majority supported the use of human-hybrid embryos."
Their website includes information resources on embryonic stem-cell research and the use of human-animal admixed embryos.
Human embryos are human beings from the moment of their conception (fertilisation or an analogous form of creation such as cloning). Removing stem cells from them usually results in their destruction. Both the creation of cloned human embryos and their use in stem cell research are unethical.
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