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Cloning Bills Proliferate in U.S. Congress

Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1037
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1037a

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Since members of the Ra�lian religious movement announced in March that they plan to clone a baby in the United States, anticloning bills have multiplied in both houses of the U.S. Congress. Several scientific organizations fear, however, that legislative attempts to ban reproductive cloning will also block research on "therapeutic" cloning that aims, for instance, to produce genetically matched embryonic stem cells and coax them to develop into a specific cell type to treat diseases such as Parkinson's.