Tag: cloning

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February 4, 2011

Caplan Discusses Ghosts of Bioethics' Present, Past and Future

On Point of Inquiry, Art Caplan discusses how bioethics has “come of age” and what questions are likely to engage the field in the future.…

June 7, 2010

Kagan on Bioethics

Hat tip to Business Week for shedding some light on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kegan’s views on bioethics.

Here’s the rundown:

She’s pro-physician assisted suicide and opposed proposals to ban it in 1997 and has said the DEA lacks the power to penalize physicians who give life-ending drug to patients.…

August 24, 2009

Who Will Care for All The Little "Snuppies" If Hwang Woo-suk Goes To Jail?

After a three-year trial and international disgrace, South Korean prosecutors have announced that their desired punishment for the Korean stem cell researchers fraud and general discrediting, not just of South Korean stem cell research, but for a time of stem cell research more broadly, would be a four-year prison term, says Reuters.…

April 6, 2009

No Clones for Montana

Just in case you were worried you were going to encounter some human clones out there in the wide open spaces of Montana have no fear.…

October 2, 2008

Genetic Karma

I don’t really know what John Kass is talking about in his Chicago Tribune column: some scary combination of personal experience with featherless chickens that he put into strange positions, genetically engineered animals (that he has nothing to with) and non-existent chimeras such as “superchickens” that he’s scared of, and biotechnology companies that he’s chastising for cloning a goat that produces “silk milk” containing a protein that has the properties of spider silk, namely that it is 25% more tensile than any other polymer in the world.…

August 7, 2008

You Read It Here First...Booger's Back!

Last week on our website, you saw the news story from the Baltimore Sun about the woman, Bernann McKinney, who cloned her dog, Booger, to the tune of $50,000.…

May 22, 2008


You couldn’t make a story like this up. Lou Hawthorne, the guy who was previously involved with an operation called Genetic Savings and Clone (that’s him on the right with cloned dogs), teams up with Hwang Wook Suk — the central figure in one of modern science’s epic frauds — to auction off dog cloning services.…

March 28, 2008

The UK's debate over, well, almost everything

The UK has been involved in a rather intense political discussion about making changes to the country’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority bill.…

March 6, 2008

Cloning is cheaper when you buy in bulk

Odd info nugget from an AP story about breeders of fighting bulls turning to cloning: cattle cloning at ViaGen in Austin gets cheaper the more clones you buy.…

February 28, 2008

"Natural" can mean many things

Via Jim Fossett comes this op-ed by Neil Shubin in NYT about the variety of ways species have found to reproduce — and how that should make us cautious when talking about what’s “natural” in debates about cloning and other technologies.…

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News (3)

May 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.


May 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Ethicist: Cloning offers more cause for excitement than concern

It has finally happened – the technique used in 1996 to make Dolly, the world’s first cloned mammal, has finally been used in 2013 to make theworld’s first cloned human embryo.

April 5, 2013 5:14 pm

Should cloning be used for “de-extinction”?

Scientists are working on ways to revive species like the wooly mammoth, raising thorny ethical questions