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Therapeutic cloning research and ethical oversight
  1. M Spriggs
  1. Ethics Unit, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, University of Melborne, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia; spriggsm{at} Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University


    Cloning Trevor, a story about therapeutic cloning research, appeared in the June issue of The Atlantic Monthly. The story gives a human face to the people whom therapeutic cloning could benefit. It presents an argument for government funding and it puts the usual calls for a moratorium on embryonic stem cell research to allow for more debate, in a less favourable light. The story also highlights some problems with ethical oversight.

    • therapeutic cloning
    • advanced cell technology (ACT)
    • adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
    • government funded research
    • private research

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