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Why we still haven’t cloned humans — it’s not just ethics

(Business Insider) We’ve been able to clone human embryos for about seven years. But as far as we know, no one’s actually cloned a whole person. Turns out, ethics aren’t the only thing holding scientists back. Cloning isn’t the sci-fi … Read More

Human Reproductive Cloning: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

(STAT) – Sometimes what doesn’t happen is as interesting as what does. Cloning human embryos has been possible for nearly seven years. Yet as far as I know, during that time no one has made a cloned baby or, apparently, … Read More

A New Edition of Bioethics Is Now Available

Bioethics (vol. 33, no. 1, 2019) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Erosion of Informed Consent in U.S. Research” by Lois Shepherd and Ruth Macklin “Our Flawed Approach to Undue Inducement in Medical Research” by Eric Lee “Enriching … Read More

A New Edition of British Medical Bulletin Is Now Available

British Medical Bulletin (vol. 128, no. 1, 2018) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Ethics and Cloning” by Matti Häyry “Epigenetics: Ethics, Politics, Biosociality” by Luca Chiapperino  

Genetic Engineering and Human-Animal Hybrids: How China Is Leading a Global Split in Controversial Research

(The Conversation) – Yet if China is fast becoming the world capital of controversial science, it is not alone in producing it. More babies produced using the “CRISPR” gene-editing technology are now planned by a scientist in Russia, where another … Read More

Cloning’s Long Legacy–And Why It’ll Never Be Used on Humans

(Discover Magazine) – Those involved with the science around cloning agree. Prominent scientists involved in cloning say they’ve never had any intention of replicating a person — and are as wary of the idea as everyone else. Their research serves … Read More

Cloning Monkeys for Research Puts Humans on a Slippery Ethical Slope

(The Conversation) – It sounds like a good idea at face value – curing human disease is something most of us consider a priority. But there are some complex ethical issues at play here. First, there’s the ongoing question of how … Read More

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