The EU is spending Euro 700,000 on this NANOMED project, utilising experts from Britain's Council for Science and Technology (CST) and Genetic Interest Group
Ltd, along with Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and the French Atomic Energy Commission.
Buddug Williams, from the Genetic Interest Group
which has campaigned for FH testing, said: "We are delighted the Assembly Government is going to invest in identifying families in Wales who don't know they are affected.
The letter to MPs, from the Association of Medical Research Charities and the Genetic Interest Group
, said the move could allow breakthroughs in scientific research which is currently "significantly hampered" by a shortage of donated human eggs.
Buddug Williams of the Genetic Interest Group
said: "We want the Government to roll out the screening programme so that people in South Wales can get detected, treated and supported.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and the Genetic Interest Group
will lobby the Senedd calling on the Government to ensure all patients with muscle disease in Wales have access to vital specialist expertise required to treat their condition.
Alastair Kent, director of Genetic Interest Group
, said: "It is good news for patients.
But Alistair Kent, of the Genetic Interest Group
, who represent charities for families living with a genetic condition, said they backed the research.
John Gillot, policy officer of the Genetic Interest Group
, said: "We know this won't lead to a cure for diabetes tomorrow but there's no doubt that therapeutic cloning is an important aspect of the research process that's going on.
And Buddug Williams, from the Genetic Interest Group
, a charity helping to raise awareness of FH, said: "The Assembly Government has already identified better diagnosis and management of FH as an objective of health policy in its national service framework for coronary heart disease.
Members joined up with the Genetic Interest Group
to call for all patients with a muscle disease to have specialist expertise and better physiotherapyservicesto equal other parts of the UK.
Buddug Williams, from charity the Genetic Interest Group
, said, "The Assembly Government has already identified better diagnosis and management of FH as an objective of health policy - a Wales-wide diagnosis problem would enable it to deliver on its promises.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Genetic Interest Group
are calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to ensure all patients with a muscle disease have access to the expertise needed to treat their conditions.