Health: Diabetes

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether insulin-dependent diabetes has been successfully treated in any species by nuclear transfer; and, if so, how.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government are not aware of insulin-dependent (or type 1) diabetes having been successfully treated in any species by nuclear transfer. This Government will continue to support all types of stem cell research to maximise the possibility of developing new treatments for unmet medical needs, such as type 1 diabetes.

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