Missed opportunity to ban reproductive cloning

April 2005
Nature Cell Biology;Apr2005, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p323
Academic Journal
The article presents information on therapeutic cloning and stem cells. It seems futile at present to encourage a reappraisal in Washington of how ethically charged decisions such as embryonic stem cells and abortion are informed. However, it is essential to keep the public informed of the medical realities of stem cell research, since ultimately it is public support that will sway political decisions in a democratic system. Aside from the ethical debate surrounding therapeutic cloning, stem cells have arguably become the new miracle cure for all. Internationally consistent medical regulation is urgently needed to ensure that medical application continues apace with scientific advances.


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