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Cloning Legislation

UN Sets Back Bush`s Plans for Global Stem Cell Research Ban

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Posted on Dec 07, 2003, 2 a.m. By Bill Freeman

The UN has scuppered the Bush administration's plan for a global ban on medical research using stem cells. The government had tried to push a resolution through the UN for the drafting of a treaty that would impose a global ban on human and therapeutic cloning. While the majority of countries agree that human cloning should be outlawed, the international community is divided when it comes to the issue of therapeutic cloning.

The UN has scuppered the Bush administration's plan for a global ban on medical research using stem cells. The government had tried to push a resolution through the UN for the drafting of a treaty that would impose a global ban on human and therapeutic cloning. While the majority of countries agree that human cloning should be outlawed, the international community is divided when it comes to the issue of therapeutic cloning. Scientists see therapeutic cloning as the future of medicine, arguing that it will enable doctors to treat fatal diseases such as Parkinson's disease

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 7th November 2003.

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