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What exactly is an exact copy? And why it matters when trying to ban human reproductive cloning in Australia
  1. B Gogarty
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr B Gogarty, Centre for Law & Genetics, Law Faculty, University of Tasmania, GPO Box 252–89, Hobart, Tas 7001, Tasmania, Australia;


This paper examines the current Australian regulatory response to human reproductive cloning. The central consideration is the capacity of the current regulatory regime to effectively deter human cloning efforts. A legislative prohibition on human cloning must be both effective and clear enough to allow researchers to know what practices are acceptable.

This paper asks whether the current Australian regime evinces these qualities and suggests that Australia should follow the example set in the UK by the enactment of the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001.

  • cloning
  • human reproductive cloning

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