News of the WeekHUMAN CLONING

Report Backs Ban; Ethics Panel Debuts

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Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 601-602
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5555.601a

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Cloning and stem cells are once again on the nation's front burner after a 4-month hiatus in the aftermath of 11 September. Last week the National Academy of Sciences released a report calling for a legal ban on human reproductive cloning, and the president's new Council on Bioethics held its first meeting.