Re: NEWS: "Embryo Cloning Breakthrough"

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 16:33:49 MST

> Apparently they can do this as they are privately funded, and so not
> subject to the tight restrictions introduced by the Bush Administration.

I believe that under the legislation passed by the U.S. House and
proposed in the Senate what they did is likely to be illegal.
I posted the URL's for the legislation back around August I think.
You would have to read the bills in detail (and probably review
the methods section of the ACT paper) to determine if they would have
violated the legislation.

The fine is stiff: > $1,000,000 -- so unless they decide to challenge
it constitutionally it is likely that passage of the bills would
halt most research of this type in the United States.


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