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Claim of human reproductive cloning provokes calls for international ban

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:185
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    An international ban on reproductive cloning is urgently needed, say embryologists and organisations working in the field, after a claim last week that a fertilised egg produced by reproductive cloning had been implanted into a woman's uterus.

    Panos Zavos, professor emeritus of reproductive physiology-andrology at the University of Kentucky, in the United States, claimed at a press conference held in London last week that he had implanted a cloned embryo into a woman's womb. He said that the embryo had been produced from the immature egg of an infertile 35 year old woman …

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