Human cloning banned in Singapore; therapeutic cloning approved

09/3/2004 | Reuters

In a country with liberal rules on therapeutic stem cell research, anyone who clones human cells in Singapore would now face 10 years of jail time under a new law. Calling reproductive human cloning "abhorrent," an official said, "There is almost unanimous agreement from the international community, local scientific and religious groups as well as our general public" on the ban. The new law would ban scientists from placing human embryo clones in a human or animal body but permit therapeutic cloning.

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