cloning: 100% extra news (part 2)
With President Bush deciding to severely restrict cloning research in the USA and the Italian Dr Antinori recruiting couples for the first human clones, this controversial subject has hit the headlines around the globe. Once again, cloning is breaking news and the following extracts are taken from the world's press.
References are provided and it is recommended that viewers contact the news sites for updates. Please note that many of the sites referred to require registration before viewing and so direct links have not been possible.
News is taken from: The New York Times (USA), The Washington Post (USA), The Times (UK), The Sunday Times, The Telegraph (UK), BBC News (UK), El País (España), Le Monde (La France), CNN (USA) and from Associated Press.
|Effort to clone Dead Boy dropped||
West Virginia lawyer says he has withdrawn his support for a controversial
French researcher who had offered to clone his dead son...The
federal Food and Drug Administration reported in June that the researcher,
Brigitte Boisselier, had agreed not to attempt an experiment or research on
human cloning until the effort's legality was determined...
|August 5, 2001|
|Faith is a Force on Both Sides of the Stem Cell Debate||
A week before his visit to Pope
John Paul II, where he got an unexpected sermon on the evils of embryonic stem
cell research, President Bush received a forceful letter from an official in
his own denomination urging an extended ban on stem cell experimentation...
|August 4, 2001|
The United Methodist Church has
urged one of its best-known members, President Bush, to maintain a moratorium
on government-aided stem cell research using human embryos...
|August 2, 2001|
|House Votes Broad Ban On Cloning||
House yesterday passed a sweeping bill that would outlaw the creation of
cloned human embryos for any purpose, whether to make cloned babies or to
produce potentially therapeutic stem cells...
|August 1, 2001|
|US heads for human cloning ban||
United States House of Representatives has voted to ban all human
cloning. The legislation, supported by President George W Bush, passed
by a 265-162 vote...
|August 1, 2001|
|House votes to Ban all Human Cloning||
The House voted
to ban all cloning of human embryos...casting Congress' first votes on the
divisive ethical issue after a day of emotional debate on science, morality
and the definition of life...The bill
passed by 265-162...
|July 31, 2001|
|World ban 'the only way to stop baby cloning'||
Nothing short of a
worldwide ban on human reproductive cloning will prevent risky and
unethical attempts to create duplicate babies, Britain's most eminent
academic body said yesterday...
|June 20, 2001|
Government, as part of a package to ease public fears about genetic
technology, is banning human cloning. Health Secretary Alan Milburn is
announcing multi-million pound investments designed to put Britain at the
forefront of "genetic technology". But he is expected to
stress that boundaries and barriers are needed in order to overcome public
fears about the new science...
|April 26, 2001|
|Britain to ban Human cloning||
Britain is set to become the first
country in the world to ban human cloning as part of a strategy to assure the
public that genetic technology will be harnessed for beneficial use only...
|April 19, 2001|
|MPs vote for research on human embryos||
Research on human embryos
that could lead to cures for chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease
and Alzheimer's was approved by MPs last night...they
voted by 366 to 174, a majority of 192, to permit stem cell research on
embryos up to 14 days old...
|Dec 20, 2000|
|Church of England says cloning is 'morally acceptable'||
The Church of England has entered the controversy over embryo research by suggesting that cloning human embryos is no more unnatural than a heart transplant. A briefing paper for the Church's Board for Social Responsibility dismisses fears that allowing scientists to create embryos as part of research into new treatments for disease would be the "slippery slope" towards cloning human beings.
|Dec 3, 2000|
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