Cull Stem Cells from Cloned Human Embryo
Researchers in South Korea succeeded in extracting
stem cells from a cloned human embryo -- a breakthrough that brings
researchers closer to developing individualized disease treatments,
but could also be used by rogue scientists to advance research into
cloning a human.
Warner discusses the implications of this research with Dr. John Gearhart
of Johns Hopkins University and Ethics
and Public Policy Center Director
Eric Cohen. (2/12/04)
Council Rejects Permanent Ban Update:
President Bush's Council on Bioethics rejected a permanent ban on
cloning but disagreed over whether limited scientific research should
be allowed to go forward immediately. The council did agree, however,
that cloning for reproductive purposes should be banned altogether.
vs. Reproductive Cloning
The Senate begins debate Friday on whether
to ban all forms of human cloning, or to allow therapeutic cloning.
Susan Dentzer explains
the differences between the procedures and the ethical issues
surrounding them. (6/12/02)