Norway looks to ban therapeutic cloning:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Norwegian government has drafted a proposal to ban therapeutic cloning as a method to create stem cells for research purposes. But it has also decided to sponsor research into adult stem cells to the tune of NKr1.5 million ($166,500). Health minister Dagfinn Hcentybraten said that while the government considered it important to invest in research that offered a potential hope to seriously ill patients, it was ethically indefensible to use therapeutic cloning to produce stem cells. Research into adult stem cells did not carry the same ethical problems, however, and this is why the government was prepared to offer its support, he said.
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