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Human cloning is justified in preventing genetic disease

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7438.484-a (Published 27 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:484
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    Cloning babies would be desirable under certain circumstances, says Ian Wilmut, leader of the team that created Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned animal.

    He made his comments in an article published last week in New Scientist (2004;181(2435):12), saying that it would be acceptable if it helped prevent genetic disease. “[Human] cloning promises such great benefits that it would be immoral not to do it,” wrote Dr Wilmut, joint head of the department of gene expression and development at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh.

    Dr Wilmut's comments come after a team …

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