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Loophole in Embryology Bill could allow cloning without new legislation

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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 03:33 AM
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Loophole in Embryology Bill could allow cloning without new legislation


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From The Times June 14, 2008

A loophole in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill could permit some reproductive cloning without the need for fresh primary legislation, the Government has admitted.

While the update to fertility law maintains the ban on creating cloned babies, it has inadvertently made it much simpler for ministers to overturn it. If a reproductive cloning technique could be shown to be suitable for preventing the birth of children suffering from a rare type of genetic disease, it could be cleared for clinical use without changing the statute book.
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posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 03:33 AM
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The UK has passed new cloning legislation the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that effectively lifts the ban put on human cloning by the 2001 Reproductive Cloning Act and replaces it with new legislation. One big problem. From my reading of the article it appears like a flaw in the provisions for treating mitochondrial disease leaves a loophole that could be exploited by the unscrupulous to create human clones.

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