Navigation Links
UN votes to ban human cloning

By a vote of 84 in favor, 34 against and 37 abstaining, with 36 absent, the UN today approved a declaration calling on all UN Member States to ban all forms of human cloning, including cloning for medical treatment, as incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life.

While in general agreement, some delegates said they opposed banning therapeutic cloning. The Declaration, negotiated by a Working Group last month, also banned "genetic engineering techniques that may be contrary to human dignity" and called for a prevention of the exploitation of women and adequate protection for human life in the application of life sciences. The Declaration has been welcomed by many as a clear expression of the ethical norms that should guide scientific research.

South Africa abstained because it believes therapeutic cloning aims at protecting human life and is, therefore, inconsistent with the Declaration. It will continue to control therapeutic cloning strictly. The United States, which voted for the Declaration, supports a total ban on human cloning. It added, however, it does not prohibit the development of cell and tissue-based therapies based on research involving cloning technology to produce DNA molecules, organs, plants, tissues, cells (other than human embryos), or animals (other than humans).They believe that nations should "actively pursue the potential medical and scientific benefits of these scientific methods, which have already enabled researchers to develop innovative drugs to treat diseases."

The United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, France and India, have not reached a consensus on banning reproductive cloning and want to keep their options open on therapeutic cloning. Britain who voted against,echoed the views of a number of speakers, in saying an opportunity had been missed to adopt a convention prohibiting reproductive cloning because of the intransigence of those who failed to recognize that other sovereign States migh
'"/>

Source:United Nations


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Novel technology detects human DNA mutations
2. Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds
3. UWs Rosetta software to unlock secrets of many human proteins
4. Genome-wide mouse study yields link to human leukemia
5. Found: Missing sequence of the human Y chromosome
6. Study finds more than one-third of human genome regulated by RNA
7. Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases
8. Sea skate experiment sheds light on human cell transport
9. Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder
10. Zebrafish may hold key to understanding human nerve cell development
11. Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: votes ban human cloning

(Date:8/28/2014)... healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but ... a new study from USC. , Scientists studying ... decrease in exposure to harmful particles, with close-to-zero ... to some harmful metals in second-hand e-cigarette smoke ... tobacco smoke contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the ... America,s 27th Annual Mouse Molecular Genetics Conference from ... Grove, California. These awards are meant to ... scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of ... participation of young scientists at the Genetics Society ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... delivering compounds that could positively impact the ... be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn ... vaginal suppository made from the seaweed-derived food ... drug Tenofovir provides a woman-initiated, drug-delivery vehicle ... sexually transmitted infections during unprotected heterosexual intercourse, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 3
... scientists from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), ... reported it has identified six more genetic variants involved ... number of genetic risk factors associated with increased risk ... by the new study had previously been suspected of ...
... crosses between nerve cells. Changes in the strength of ... both memory formation and learning, and help determine how ... Dubnau, Ph.D., leads a CSHL neuroscience lab that studies ... team had previously identified a group of fly genes ...
... -Oceanic shark populations worldwide are declining from destructive high-seas ... shark products (mainly fins and meat), with some shark ... recovering, according to a comprehensive new book co-edited by ... ( www.pewoceanscience.org ), published by Blackwell Publishing, and being ...
Cached Biology News:Major collaboration uncovers surprising new genetic clues to diabetes 2Major collaboration uncovers surprising new genetic clues to diabetes 3CSHL scientists identify a mechanism that helps fruit flies lock-in memories 2Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products 2Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products 3Oceanic sharks worldwide at serious risk from high-seas fishing, rising demand for shark products 4
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 The ability for ... culture that will allow individuals to perform at the ... important for employers looking to compete in this post–recession ... embracing this trend, as the sector increasingly focuses on ... company, which will have real results on the organization's ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Sterlitech is proud to announce that it ... stable of products . These additional products increase ... membrane filters with surface charges. , “We ... our membrane process testing equipment, and correspondingly, a wider ... explains Sterlitech President Mark Spatz. “The addition of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... USA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Scientists, ... month for SPIE Laser Damage 2014 symposium. ... materials for high-power lasers will run 14-17 September. The ... for optics and photonics . , The premier conference ... understanding laser damage to optical materials will engage researchers ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 PrimeSource Building ... materials, selected SoundConnect to support their ... based audio and web conferencing platform GlobalMeet powered ... PrimeSource’s employees’ needs. SoundConnect delivers award winning ... PrimeSource Building Products will be utilizing GlobalMeet ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 2Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 3Sterlitech Corporation Enhances Its Selection of Flat Sheet Membrane Filters 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2
... Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq: PLXS ) announced today ... automated screening system for the pre-processing of human papillomavirus (HPV) ... to a current manual process, through sophisticated robotic motions. ... HPV; a virus that has an established link to cervical ...
... general health and self-care management by using simple tools ... May 28 Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK(R) blood ... availability of two new tools that can help patients ... impact on their blood glucose levels, giving them greater ...
... ISELIN, N.J., May 28 SyntheMed, Inc. (OTC ... the development and commercialization of anti-adhesion products, announced ... film for the reduction of adhesions following cardiac ... Goods Administration for use in all patients who ...
Cached Biology Technology:Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN 2Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN 3Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN 4Roche Announces Back-to-Basics Approach to Diabetes Care - Simpler is Better 2Roche Announces Back-to-Basics Approach to Diabetes Care - Simpler is Better 3SyntheMed Receives Australian Regulatory Approval for REPEL-CV(R) 2
...
...
... Serum • Rhesus serum is collected from ... years of age. Available Anticoagulants: ... (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: ... N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD ...
Collected from sexually mature, mixed sex, mixed breed guinea pigs. Pricing: $120/unit for 1 - 10 units...
Biology Products: