New Frontier of Human Cloning

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photoA new study published in the journal Science today reports that South Korean researchers have sped up the cloning of human stem cells. Scientists call it a stunning leap forward while some bioethicists claim it is morally troubling.

The report of streamlined cloning of human embryos comes in the midst of a debate in the U.S. Congress over whether to lift limits on embryonic stem cell research. But as researchers abroad push the frontier of human cloning, science policy is being left behind.

Tune in for a conversation about the new frontier of human cloning.


Gareth Cook, science reporter for The Boston Globe, winner of a Pulitzer Prize this year for a series of articles on stem cell research

George Daley, associate director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital and a member of the executive committee of Harvard's Stem Cell Institute

Kathy Hudson, director, The Genetics & Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University

Hank Greely, bioethicist at Stanford Law School

David Stevens, executive director, Christian Medical Association, the nation's largest faith-based organization of doctors.

This program aired on May 19, 2005.


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