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Genetic Crossroads
January 13th, 2004


The National Assembly of South Korea passed a bill that
bans human reproductive and research cloning. Its Ministry of
Health and Welfare said that it will become law in 2004.

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200312/kt2003123016143210160.htm


France's lower house of parliament backed draft legislation
making human reproductive and research cloning a crime. The
bill is expected to pass the upper house early this year.

http://www.healthypages.net/news.asp?newsid=3912


In Israel, a bill that bans reproductive cloning only
was presented before the Knesset by its Health Ministry.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=370526


Italy's senate passed a bill which will bar gay couples
and single women from having access to artificial insemination
after a divisive debate which pitted outraged liberals against
conservative Roman Catholics. http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1105906,00.html


The United Nations reduced the length of delay in further
considering a global convention to ban human cloning. Without
a vote, the General Assembly decided to shorten the delay to
one year, from the two year delay that had been passed by the
assembly's legal committee in November.

http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/7451905.htm


The California Fish and Game Commission denied a Texas
company's plan to sell genetically altered, glow-in-the-dark
fish in California pet stores, calling fluorescent fish an example
of science gone wrong.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/12/04/MNGLL3FSKH1.DTL&type=printable


The state of New Jersey has a new law that bans human
reproductive cloning, but allows research cloning. After California,
it is the second state to enact such a law.

http://cbs2chicago.com/health/health_story_005065453.html



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