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Ban on human reproductive cloning demanded

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1566
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The Royal Society—an independent body of scientists in the United Kingdom—has called for an international moratorium on human reproductive cloning, in a report published last week.

    The report was prepared in response to queries raised by the ongoing inquiry by the House of Lords ad hoc committee on stem cell research.

    Richard Gardner, Henry Dale research professor of the Royal Society, University of Oxford, chaired the working group that prepared the society's evidence.

    “There has been a lot of unchallenged publicity this year for groups who claim that they will clone human beings in …

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