Ronald Bailey On UN Therapeutic Cloning Ban

(From Reason Online). Ronald Bailey weighs in on the current attempts to ban therapeutic cloning at the UN. This piece provides good context and background for those arriving late to the debate. Therapeutic cloning produces "embryonic stem cells that are virtually genetically identical to those of the person who donated the adult cell's nucleus. This means that tissues and cells produced using them would not be rejected by the donor's immune system, and thus would make perfect transplants for the donor." A swathe of the most important research into regenerative medicine and cures for age-related conditions depends on this technology. A UN ban would lend support to those groups attempting to force a ban in the US.



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