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UK government confirms ban on human reproductive cloning

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:8
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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