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National Academies of Science 2002 report, "Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning."

The President's Council on Bioethics 2002 report, "Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry."


American Association for the Advancement of Science has posted reports, media coverage and congressional testimony on its human cloning policy brief Web site.

News, research and policy from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine's Medline Plus.

Glossary of cloning terms from the National Academies of Science.

Database of global policies on human cloning, from the Global Lawyers and Physicians for Human Rights Web site.

Cloning fact sheet from the Department of Energy.

A stem cell primer from the National Institutes of Health.

The Roslin Institute, home of Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep.

U.S. Government Policy

President Bush calls on the Senate to back a human cloning ban.

The President's Council on Bioethics advises the president on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology, including cloning and stem cell research.

History of the Food and Drug Administration's regulatory action regarding cloning technology.


Statement on cloning by former NIH director Harold Varmus.

American Medical Association statement against cloning.

Kathryn Zoon, director for the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, describes the FDA's role in regulating technology used to clone a human during March 2001 testimony before the House of Representatives.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology statements on cloning and stem cells.