Massachusetts Medical Society
In the immediate aftermath of the birth of Dolly the sheep, the national debate over the banning of human cloning focused almost exclusively on the issue of safety. President Bill Clinton's National Bioethics Advisory Commission, for example, recommended in 1997 that Congress impose a five-year moratorium on attempts to clone a human because of the likely physical harm to the cloned infant. Congress did not act on this suggestion, but even if it had, that moratorium would already be almost over. Cloning is now back on the congressional agenda, with a new focal point: the creation of cloned embryos for stem-cell research.President George W. Bush has made his views known, as has the House of Representatives.
George J. Annas,
Cloning and the U.S. Congress,
New England Journal of Medicine
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