A pre-publication version of a human cloning report to be published by the National Academy Press (NAP), Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning concludes that human reproductive cloning, as it could be currently practiced, should be banned. The report's panel is jointly composed of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) and the National Research Council Board on Life Sciences (BLS). Five years removed from original discussions about the bioethical implications of Dolly the sheep, the panel assesses human reproductive cloning in light of scientific advances since then. Legal, medical, and scientific literature informed the panel, as well as testimony of experts that both support and defend a ban on human cloning. The report is an Open Book presentation, a non-proprietary, fully searchable Web-based platform that makes browsing the report quite easy. The report is also available for .pdf download. Any user interested in the bioethics of human cloning should visit this site.
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