Kaebnick said he's concerned that a useful distinction between therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning
may be lost in the clamor over the Nov.
Since our announcement in January that we intend to use reproductive cloning
as a means to help infertile couples we have received nothing but opposition from those in the animal cloning field, " they said.
BIO today joins the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research in calling on Congress to follow the will of a solid majority of Americans by enacting legislation that bans reproductive cloning
but allows and encourages therapeutic research using SCNT.
However, the cloning procedure is exactly the same in both cases; so many supporters of research cloning admit that allowing it will make reproductive cloning
more likely as well.
However, the researchers say that the embryos provide little possibility for reproductive cloning
33) The opponents of reproductive cloning
include representatives of the major Christian and non-Christian religions, scientists (34), and politicians from both parties.
The Koreans themselves, while bringing science fiction closer to medical fact, called for a ban on reproductive cloning
I regard a ban on reproductive cloning
to be analogous to current legislation banning incest, which is based on a similar mix of safety and ethical considerations.
Opponents argue that the only way to outlaw human reproductive cloning
is to also outlaw cloning embryos for creating stem cell lines.
Over the long term, banning certain technologies, such as reproductive cloning
, may well be advisable, but reining in the pace of reprogenetics now is going to take a network of regulatory solutions.
While reproductive cloning
is banned, therapeutic cloning is not and there are fears by critics that today's move could be the start of a "slippery slope" towards reproductive cloning
with identical copies of human beings created
New York--Archbishop Renato Martino, the Vatican's permanent observer at the United Nations, addressed the session on November 19, 2001, on the international convention against the reproductive cloning
of human beings.