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    Human Reproductive Cloning

    In sometimes heated exchanges, a panel of experts questioned scientists about their plans to begin human cloning research. Among the issues addressed were ethical concerns, the safety of…

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    Animal and Human Cloning Data

    Dr. Wilmut discussed the applicability of animal cloning data to human cloning. He was the scientist who cloned the sheep “Dolly” in Scotland. Dr. Van Steirteghem reviewed assisted…

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    Human Cloning Research

    Scientists provided background information, including embryology, scientific issues underlying cloning, the role of mitochondria, and other topics. After their presentations they answered…

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    Human Cloning Public Policy Issues

    Professors talked about the ethics of human cloning for both therapeutic and reproductive reasons. Among the topics they addressed were methods of cloning, potential dangers involved, and…

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    Cloning for Stem Cells

    Scientists spoke to a panel of experts and the general audience about the state of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Among the topics they addressed were methods of research, the…

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    Fuel Economy Standards Report

    The National Academy of Sciences released a report on automobile fuel economy standards that was undertaken at the request of Congress and prepared by committee of experts. Dr. Portney,…

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