A growing interest in cloning in the developing world has prompted a range of policy responses — typically banning reproductive cloning, while allowing the creation of cloned embryos to get stem cells for research.
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Next month, the United Nations may be asked to approve a global ban on all techniques for cloning human embryo cells. Such an outcome would represent a victory of dogma over public health.
18 August 2003 | EN
Brazil will set up a centre for stem cell research, and researchers have said they can make stem cells from a source less controversial than embryos.
Brazil has voted by a narrow margin to uphold legislation for research on embryonic stem cells.