UK Scientists Call For Ban On "Cowboy Cloners"

Published: Jan 21, 2004

British scientists called for "cowboy cloners" to be outlawed throughout the world after a fertility expert said at the weekend he had cloned a human embryo and transferred it into a woman. Lord May of Oxford, the president of Britain's Royal Society, an academy of scientists, criticized researchers who attempt to clone humans, saying it is medically unsafe, scientifically unsound and socially unacceptable. Based on attempts to clone primates, which have proven difficult, he questioned the feasibility of cloning humans.

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