Earlier this year, legislators widely and loudly discussed the pressing
need to outlaw human cloning. This fall they're saying nothing. After several
bills succumbed to political wrangling over the definition of "human cloning"—some
legislation allowed embryo cloning for research, as long as the embryo was
not implanted into a womb, while others did not—the issue evaporated
as lawmakers focused attention elsewhere. However, some health care lobbyists
say that cloning restrictions may reemerge during debate on medical research
spending. Such restrictions could deny funding to researchers working with
cloned human embryos.
Vastag B. Cloning Bills Dead. JAMA. 2002;288(14):1709. doi:10.1001/jama.288.14.1709
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