U.S.-Backed Anti-Cloning Treaty Defeated


The Bush Administration effort to get the United Nations to support a resolution for a global ban on both therapeutic cloning (to produce transplantable organs and tissues) and reproductive cloning (to produce babies) has apparently been defeated.

Bernard Siegel, head of the Genetics Policy Institute which has been leading the effort against the proposed ban, tells Reuters: "The bottom line is that stem cell research will advance. This declaration will not chill stem cell research."