Nuclear Cloning

Cloning—e.g., by somatic cell nuclear transfer—to either create an entire organism—reproductive cloning—or generate an embryonic stem cell line—therapeutic cloning
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"We believe attempts to clone human beings at a time when the scientific issues of nuclear cloning have not been clarified are dangerous and irresponsible."
Federal legislation should be enacted to prohibit anyone from attempting, whether in a research or clinical setting, to create a child through somatic cell nuclear cloning. It is critical, however, that such legislation include a sunset clause to ensure that Congress will review the issue after a specified time period (three to five years) in order to decide whether the prohibition continues to be needed.

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