Who controls cloning?

Who controls cloning?

The FDA has claimed authority to regulate the cloning of human embryos, Richard Merrill, professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and former chief…

Are there any laws controlling the use of cloning?

There are currently no concrete, binding regulations governing the use of cloning methods on humans at either the level of the United Nations (UNO / UNESCO) or on the pan-European level (Council of Europe / European Union).

What countries have banned human cloning?

Most countries, including Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands, have brought in legislation to ban reproductive and therapeutic cloning.

Is there any way to regulate cloning research?

Congress has been pursuing legislative measures to regulate the cloning research for more than six years. Since 1997, some 44 bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate seeking to ban or regulate cloning research.

Is there a total ban on human cloning?

The Bush administration supports a total cloning ban and has endorsed the Weldon/Stupak bill. The matter of human cloning is also being taken up once again by the U.K. Parliament. In 2000 the U.K. altered its Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of 1990 to specifically allow human therapeutic cloning.

Is the cloning industry lobbying for federal legislation?

Having helped block federal legislation that would ban human cloning for therapeutic purposes, the biotechnology industry is lobbying a handful of state legislatures to pass bills that would legalize the controversial techniques.

When was cloning banned in the Council of Europe?

For example, in 1998 the Council of Europe issued an amendment to its Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine. The Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings prohibits “any intervention seeking to create a human being genetically identical to another human being, whether living or dead.”