Washington, 07 Oct 2004
In a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Academy of Sciences President Bruce Alberts asked the U.S. delegation to the United Nations to vote against a proposed ban on all human cloning research.
Last fall, the NAS and 66 other science academies issued a statement, via the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues, supporting a ban on reproductive cloning aimed at creating a child. However, such a ban should not extend to research on therapeutic cloning, which could lead to life-saving medical treatments.
Report: Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine (2002)
Report: Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning (2002)
Oct. 12-13 Workshop: Stem Cell Research Guidelines