President's Bioethics Council Delivers

Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 322-324
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5580.322

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On 11 July, following months of deliberations, the President's Council on Bioethics delivered its long-awaited recommendations to George W. Bush regarding federal policy on human cloning. The deeply divided panel's conclusions--that the government should ban cloning for reproductive purposes and observe a 4-year moratorium on cloning for biomedical research--sparked immediate controversy, not only about the decision but how the council reached it.