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Cloning Debate

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Cloning Debate

Cloning Debate

Cloning Debate

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Congress has long been hostile to the idea of human cloning, but today the House was poised to make its disapproval official by legislating a ban on the controversial procedure. The big question was whether the ban would extend to what is called "therapeutic cloning" — the production of human embryos that are genetically identical to one person for scientific research. The Bush administration has said it favors a ban on all human cloning. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports from the Capitol.