European parliament wants world ban on human cloning

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European parliament has called for a worldwide ban on the cloning of human beings after the successful cloning of a sheep by a research team based in Scotland (1 March, p 623).

    But despite strong pressure from Green MEPs, the parliament has rejected efforts to apply a similar ban to animal cloning. Instead, it has urged the European Union to consider legislation that would set out clear …

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