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ESHRE continues ban on human reproductive cloning
"Irresponsible and unethical" says ESHRE The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, which represents more than 4,000 international fertility experts, has renewed its moratorium on the cloning of human babies. The organisation first took a decision in 1999 to implement a five-year voluntary moratorium on reproductive cloning when it became clear that technical advances arising from... View News Article (2003-06-29)


Human Reproductive And Therapeutic Cloning
For Immediate Release Monday, 22 September 2003 International Scientific Body Calls For Ban On Human Reproductive Cloning More than 60 science academies from every continent in the world have called on the United Nations to adopt a ban on human reproductive cloning. The statement was issued by the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP), a body representing scientific academies... View News Article (2003-09-22)


Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinson's disease in mice
Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has shown that therapeutic cloning, also known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), can be used to treat Parkinson's disease in mice. The study's results are published in the March 23 online edition of the journal Nature Medicine. View News Article (2008-03-24)


DFG remains skeptical of the cloning of human cells
According to a paper published in the journal Stem Cells, an American group has succeeded in inserting cell nuclei from human skin cells into human enucleated oocytes and to stimulate these new cells to undergo cell division in the laboratory. View News Article (2008-01-23)


Human clones could be ticking time bombs, warns ethics expert
Lausanne, Switzerland: Cloning of adults or children for reproductive reasons should be ruled out completely until researchers have discovered ways of counter-acting the health risks associated with the procedure, an expert on the ethics of cloning said today (Wednesday 4 July). Dr Guido de Wert, a senior research fellow in Biomedical Ethics from the Institut of Bioethics at the University of... View News Article (2001-07-04)


Stem-cell research and reproductive cloning laws should be separate (p 209)
The author of a Public Policy article in this week's issue of THE LANCET discusses recent failures of international organisations to establish clear policies with regard to stem-cell research and reproductive cloning. This will have implications for research scientists who will not be clear about the type of research programmes that could be publicly funded or that are legally permissible in the... View News Article (2004-07-07)


Press conference - Public Perspectives on Human Cloning
Scientists have spoken about cloning; regulatory bodies are considering their positions; Ministers will in due course give their pronouncements - but what does the public feel about cloning? The truth is that the public have grave worries about a future society in which reproduction can occur without the need for men. View News Article (1998-12-01)


Therapeutic Cloning No Longer A Dream, Says Scientist Who Produced First Cloned Embryonic Stem Cell
A member of the team who were the first in the world to produce stem cells from a cloned human embryo told the 20th annual conference of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology on Wednesday 30 June that the work could generate potentially unlimited undifferentiated stem cells. These could eventually be used for tissue repair and transplantation medicine, said Professor... View News Article (2004-06-30)


CLONING, CLONES AND CLONAL DISEASES
Cloning, Clones and Clonal Diseases - A Synopsis View News Article (1999-05-04)


Nuffield Council On Bioethics Concerned About Amendments To EU Directive On Tissues & Cells
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has written to MEPs expressing concern about proposed amendments to the European Directive on tissues and cells, due to be discussed in the European Parliament next week (15 - 18 December). The proposals could restrict or even ban the creation of embryos for research or tissue transplantation. The Nuffield Council believes the amendments poses a real threat to... View News Article (2003-12-11)

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