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Japan moves towards legal ban on human cloning

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7222.1390a (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1390
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Toyko

    Japan moved closer to imposing a legal ban on human cloning when an advisory body to its prime minister, Keizo Obuchi, ruled last week that current guidelines were inadequate.

    The panel, a subcommittee of the Science and Technology Council, argued that cloning has no positive utility, runs counter to respect for human life, and poses …

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