UK government confirms ban on human reproductive cloningBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7201.8 (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:8
- Susan Mayor
The UK government last week reaffirmed its policy that human reproductive cloning is ethically unacceptable by retaining a ban on this type of procedure. A new expert advisory group has been set up, however, to assess the potential benefits of cloning techniques for therapeutic purposes.
The government was responding to a report on cloning published last year by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission that recommended cloning …