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Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

Publication Date: 
May 16, 2013
Source: 
National Public Radio - Health
Author: 
Julie Rovner

Professor Hank Greely spoke with NPR's Julie Rovner about the legislative gridlock surrounding stem cell research and technology and how "the issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again" as a result of scientists successfully cloning a human embryo.

The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.

"The issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again," says Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School.