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Moratorium Replaces Ban as U.S. Target

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Science  21 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5576, pp. 2117
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5576.2117a

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Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) last week announced that he was abandoning his efforts to persuade the Senate to pass a bill outlawing all human cloning--including some types of research aimed at developing new medical treatments. Instead, Brownback says he will work to win congressional approval for a 2-year moratorium on such work. But critics say even that step would cause unacceptable delays for studies that could result in important medical benefits.