British Doctors Favour Animal-To-Human Transplants
Evaluates British doctors’ opinions about xenotransplantation, genetically altering animals for science, and experimenting on primates.
This survey of 250 British doctors showed that the majority believe that animal to human transplants should be allowed, and also that it is acceptable to genetically alter animals for the sake of medical science.
An estimated 77% of the British Medical Association’s regular panel of 150 hospital doctors believed that xenotransplants should be allowed, with 65% approving of genetically altering animals for science, and 60% believing that it is all right to experiment on primates.
Among general practitioners, 75% were in favor of xenotransplants, 55% for genetic engineering and 56% for primate xenotransplants.