British Pro-Life Groups Object to License to Clone

Christian and anti-abortion groups in Great Britain are protesting a decision by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority to allow scientists at the University of Newcastle to clone human embryos for research. “After careful consideration of all the...

Movie’s Cloning Web Site Draws Criticism

Some people think a film distribution company has gone too far in an effort to distinguish its product. Lions Gate Films, distributor for the movie “Godsend,” which opened Friday, launched a Web site that purported to be for a clinic where humans could be...

Human Cloning: Hubris or Co-Creation?

The most public debate in bioethics today centers on the technology of cloning. Scientists can now reproductively clone some mammals with a modicum of reliability. Scientists also believe that cloning can expand and enhance medical interventions beyond those already...

Clonaid: ‘Cloning Around’ and ‘Playing God’

The commonly heard “playing God” defense against cloning technology has its value as a general reminder of human finitude relative to the divine powers. It also plays well in the media. But as a means of defining limits within cloning technology, warnings...

Most Americans Oppose Using Embryos for Cloning

As the debate over cloning continues in Congress, Americans have cast their votes and most oppose it. Cloning involves harvesting stem cells form human embryos or adults for the purpose of medical research or reproduction. According to a May Gallup poll, the majority...