Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

US rejects embryo cloning for research

Expand Messages
  • IPYC
    UK Press Ananova: 1st August 2001 The US House of Representatives has rejected the cloning of human embryos for scientific research. The 249-178 vote killed an
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2001
    • 0 Attachment
      UK Press
      Ananova: 1st August 2001
      The US House of Representatives has rejected the cloning of human embryos
      for scientific research.
      The 249-178 vote killed an amendment to allow the limited creation of cloned
      embryos exclusively for research.
      It has now put the House in a position to pass an outright ban on all human
      cloning.
      The votes capped a day of debate in which House members plunged into the
      ethics of biotechnology.
      Republican F James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
      commented: "This is about providing moral leadership for a watching world.
      "Allowing the creation of cloned embryos by law would enable anyone to
      attempt to clone a human being."
      The rejected measure was an amendment to a bill by Republican Dave Weldon
      and Republican Bart Stupak to ban all human cloning. George W Bush's
      administration supports the total ban.
      But Republican Jim Greenwood and Peter Deutsch said their alternative to
      permit the cloning of embryos for research could point the way to cures for
      various diseases.
      House members agreed on the general principle that they do not want the
      human species cloned, the technique that allowed scientists to create Dolly
      the sheep in 1997.
      The disagreement was over whether scientists should be able to clone human
      embryos and then use them in their search for cures to diseases.
      http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_364416.html?menu=news.latestheadlines
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.