Money quote, from Professor John Burn, head of the human genetics institute at Newcastle University:
"I'm delighted that common sense has prevailed. I fully understand the knee-jerk reaction that creating human-animal embryos is worrying," he said.
"But what we're talking about here are cells on a dish not a foetus. [No, we're talking about an in-vitro embryo of an unclassifiable species - Rae] We're talking about something that looks like sago under the microscope. And it's illegal to ever turn these cells into a living being."
Yep, that'll stop 'em.
Tip of the hat to Oak Leaves.