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Human Cloning Ban Allows Some Research

Science  08 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5498, pp. 1872
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5498.1872

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TOKYO-- Japanese legislators last week approved a ban on human cloning that leaves room for the use of certain techniques in basic research. The action comes at the same time officials in two other countries--China and France--aired similar proposals that would prohibit so-called reproductive cloning while recognizing the possible importance of the technology in combating disease and improving human health.

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